Themes of artistic struggle and doubt are evident on Chasing, written in Nashville with Natalie Hemby. Together, they wrote the Nashville way: producing a constant stream of ideas, melody after melody, until inspiration strikes. Proclamations of love and kindness during politically-charged times permeate These Troubled Times and Where Have All The Good Vibrations Gone, the latter of which was written with Turin Brakes.
The album closes with one of the most personal songs Jamie has written. On album title track The Years In Between he reminisces on the time between his father’s death and the present day, touching on what could have been. The resulting heartfelt and personal track is the perfect coda to a collection of songs Jamie feels best represents where he is as an artist today.