In 2012, Ween parted ways, but the band came back together for an epic reunion in early 2016. In an interview with Songfacts, founding member Dean Ween
talked about the reunion: "The music means so much to so many people, and I think that when we got back together this year, the realization of it - I was getting the love, and Aaron [Gene Ween] was getting the love, solo, but nothing compared to the love we got when we started loving each other again."
In a separate Songfacts interview, drummer Claude Coleman, Jr.
shared his thoughts about the band, post-reunion. "We'd been doing it for so long, you know? Then we took three-and-a-half years off and when we got back together, it was just like, 'Hey, what's up?' and then we were playing again. It wasn't much different than that, just the way we went about it was a lot more careful, more considerate and thoughtful. It's a more purposeful thing now, and it's good. It's a great thing. That's not to say that we take ourselves seriously, but we take ourselves a little more seriously now."