“I sat with a keyboard and one drum machine and tried not to play too much with production ideas,” Underhill explains. “This simple, direct way of songwriting is me at my best. As a person with a lot of privilege I felt like these songs had to count - they had to really mean something to me.”
When it came time record, he teamed up with one of his dream collaborators, English electronic producer Kindness (Robyn, Solange, Blood Orange). They recorded for 5 weeks during the winter of 2016, working on electronic elements in Montreal before heading to Los Angeles for a three-day session with a live supergroup including DāM- FunK on drums, Keith Eaddy on bass, and Brandon Coleman on keyboards. The recordings were mixed by Blue May (Kano, Jagwar Ma) at his London studio.