I like getting calls from friends rather than texts. It's just something about hearing their voice that gives me a strange reassurance. I suppose I'm happy I know I'm talking to a real person and I know that they're okay. It's like that if you worry about your friends' safety, even if you know they're probably perfectly fine. That's a big part of the emotion that goes into this album. A few moments on the album recount simple phone calls from a best friend and a girlfriend, with much of the sentiment of the record revolving around the feelings for these people, whether they be love, uncertainty, worry, or happiness. Musically, it's melodic hardcore-inclined screamo for the first six songs, and post-rock influenced screamo for the last four. It's nothing all that original, but it's just so well done. There's some subtle things, like the horn on "If You Need A Place To Stay" and the startling burst of energy on "Lover Boy (Balbo And State)", that keeps things from falling into monotony, and it's great these guys understand the importance of those nuances so early in their careers. Great stuff.