The album was produced by Andy Lewis, who has recently produced albums for Judy Dyble and French Boutik. Track 1, Dream Town, is the first single from the album. “Dream Town” is a beautifully harmonized song that seems to be about divorce. “Hollywood” also demonstrates Rob and Amelia’s vocal harmonies while seeming to provide advice to an aspiring actor or friend about beauty and truth. Amelia’s vocals takes the lead on “Sixteen Again,” a more upbeat pop tune with delicate instrumentation and alternating chorus. “Dark Brown Eyes” is a melancholic dirge-like tune beginning with Rob Pursey joined by Amelia occasionally.
The mood changes on the album with the poppier “Back on Hastings Pier” with its layered chorus and stripped down acoustic sound, which feels somehow familiar while exploring new territory. “Love on the Screen” seems to express a fear of the world where love seems more real on the screen than in real life (“I wish that I could stay their hands / As they reach for their bibles / And their rifles”). There seems to be a repeated theme of lost relationships, which continues with “Half-Written” describing “what might have been”, like half a book, story, and song which ends with Amelia’s spoken lyrics about someone leaving.
“Tie Me to the Rails” is familiar sounding call and response tune that alternates between a sort of swinging version of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” and a more hopeful chorus. The more stripped down “So Quiet in This Home” alternates vocals as well as a chorus that sounds intentionally boxed in, which makes you feel slightly comforted. The album picks up again with the jangly “I’ll Light Your Way Back”, which contrasts Amelia’s spoken vocal and alternated harmonies. “Til the Morning” is a slightly dramatic track backed by piano with lovely vocal harmonies about hopefulness on “waking up to a bright new day.” “Dancing” closes the album with a slightly grand chamber pop sound reminiscent of The Magnetic Fields.