The informality of the set-up in Tennessee perhaps helped to dispel any type of nerves they may have had about following up 2009's Sigh No More-- an album that had gone 4 times platinum in the UK, and twice platinum in the US. The band came up with in the front space of a home and set about sharing the tunes they had actually been taking care of alone. "It was a coming together, a sharing of some things," clarifies Lovett (secrets, accordion, drums), "a pool of ideas that would definitely come out of our time apart. So if there was nervousness, it wasn't anxiety about the record, it was anxiety about precisely how a few these new tune concepts would decrease. Nonetheless we understood we were visiting play music, and it wasn't time to obtain into the nuts and bolts of it, it was more like we were starting another year from this point. And that felt excellent. Really fresh and natural."