While the hour on stage is the payoff, the other 23 hours in the day are the hardest, Nigel says, and the album’s lyrics and mood reflect that. The album feels caffeinated and strident, with his songs delving deep into adrenaline and isolation of touring.
Nigel’s longtime friends were very supportive through the process of making the CD. Grammy award-winner producer Steve Lillywhite, CBE says, “Nigel Bennett has been the driving force of touring punk/rock bands for 30 years, but this album has more to do with Roger Waters’ iconic drawl mixed with a razor-sharp guitar sound. This CD is almost a concept album of life on the road.”
U2’s Adam Clayton says, “"Nigel Bennett has been on the road for years. Let him take you with him.“
Nigel gives a shout-out to the annual punk rock event, the Rebellion Festival, in his song “New Wave,” which is sure to be a fan favorite. The title track’s music was written by Nigel and his daughter Melody penned the lyrics, making it their first collaboration.