In July 2014, out of the blue, Marshall posted a blog on his website speaking openly about how his diagnosed anxiety had ?nally gotten the better of him, and was now the thing that pretty much determined his decision making process. He spoke of locking himself away in his house and almost trying to shed the ‘musicians skin’ he had been living in. He spoke about the strong feelings he had previously had about never releasing a record again but now due to a signi?cant event in his life, the tables had turned and he now felt the need to make a new album more than ever. Paul found out that his long time producer and band mate James Kenosha’s studio ‘The Lodge’ in Bridlington was soon to be no more. ‘The Lodge’ is a small converted barn in the middle of nowhere, and the location in which pretty much all of Paul’s material up to now has been recorded, and the one room in which Paul feels like the veil of anxiety becomes lifted. Paul decided to lock himself in The Lodge for six days with only Kenosha and trumpet player David Wärmegård, as a swan song to the room in which so much of his music has been created, to see what sounds and personal lyrics would emerge. He speci?cally wanted ‘no studio trickery’ on this album and wanted a record that captured the very essence of performing in that room, most signi?cantly the piano. There are no acoustic or electric guitars on this album. Every note on this album was recorded in that room. Marshall performs every instrument, except the trumpets. Most importantly, nothing is processed. Paul did the most important thing to him, and that was to lock the door, wear his heart on his sleeve and make the record he wanted to make in The Lodge before it was no more.