Earlier in their career, the band would only bring one or two producers on board for an album, namely Rob Cavallo on their breakthrough '90s releases A Boy Named Goo
and Dizzy Up The Girl
, and Rzeznik would do much of his songwriting sitting in a room by himself. By the 2010s, however, the band preferred a more collaborative approach, enlisting multiple producers, songwriters, and engineers to stay fresh and retain their identity.
"I don't like using one producer," Rzeznik told hmv.com
in 2019. "I want the band to be the element that ties the song together rather than the producer being the sound. When I start to sing or the way I play guitar is us, I want to retain that. And, to be honest, I burn producers out. I'm a producer myself and I burn these guys out. The last time I did 10 songs with one guy I thought he was going to have a nervous breakdown." For this release, the Goos enlisted their songwriter/producer friends Drew Pearson, Sam Hollander, and Derek Fuhrmann, among others.