In a Broward-Palm Beach New Times interview, Pennywise guitarist Feltcher Dragge discussed the new album, their latest lineup change, and their future. Asked if the band has already finished writing new songs and been recording them, Fletcher replied:
We actually just keep writing. We write all the way until we get in the studio, 'cause you never know when you're gonna come up with a song. We've come up with songs the day before we walk into the studio that end up being title tracks on the record. But there are a lot of bands that just pick like 10 songs or 12 songs, and they keep on working on them and working on them until they get good enough to put on the albums, but we just keep writing and writing. Probably at this point we have about 40 or 50 songs. Yeah, it's crazy. We just get a verse and a chorus together, basically, and if that passes the test, then we build a branch and an alto and throw in all that stuff. So then we do like half the song, and if we like it, we'll keep working on it. We have lots to choose from that way. We're constantly trying to better what we already have."
The new record will be the follow up to 2008's MySpace Records release, Reason to Believe and will mark the debut of Ignite's Zoli Teglas on vocals who replaces longtime singer Jim Lindberg, who left the band last year and is now in The Black Pacific.