Lead guitarist Ryan Mendez told the music blog Allston Pudding
how the band's musical approach changed on the album: "We made the music consciously heavy, we tuned lower. I actually really like heavier music, I'm really into metal. And some of that found its way into this record. As a band as a whole, we're all actually big fans of Coldplay, and we pulled some influence from the atmospheric synth they use on this album as well. All of Coldplay's songs sound like they should be played in an arena; they're like these big, anthemic tunes, and we tried to capture the vibe of that. And the fact that you noticed that means it worked!"