In an interview earlier this year, Corin talked a bit about the record:
It's definitely more of a middle-aged mom record, in a way. It's not a record that a young person would write. But I am the worst person in the world to describe my own lyrics, so I'm not even going to try! I do think I'm trying to write stories, though, and that I take certain feelings or certain experiences and put them into a little story. And there are definitely some ghosts on the record, too-ghost songs. There's some sadness, some reinvention, some rebirth. I think the goal for me is to write some good stories.
Sleater-Kinney called it quits after released the critically acclaimed The Woods in 2005.