The Goo Goo Dolls started out as a punk-rock outfit in the '80s and transitioned into radio friendly alt-rock stars in the '90s thanks to the hit ballads "Name
," and "Slide
." The Goos continued to toy with their sound in the 21st century, experimenting with different genres and instrumentation. In 2019, Rzeznik told Forbes
it was crucial to keep evolving as a band and as a songwriter. "It's very important to me. As time goes on, your worldview changes and your abilities change. You just change as a person. I find it really exciting to make a record that somebody still wants to listen to this far into our career," he said. "I love David Bowie. And it just amazes me how the music changed as time went on. He knew where to look, you know? He knew where to look for inspiration."