He took an indefinite hiatus from releasing and performing for a number of years. He enrolled in a sound engineering course in 2017 and subsequently worked on sessions in the likes of Hellfire Studios in the Wicklow mountains. Crean speaks of this period as instrumental in expanding his knowledge of sound and deepening his love for what he calls the “honest craft” of
It was around this time he began penning new material and what would become his debut EP. The recording sessions of this period were scattered as he moved around; recording and often rerecording parts, and using equipment borrowed from friends and family.