About the song, Simpson says, “I wrote “Spirits” when I was feeling pretty bitter about life. I was watching people around me who were pushed to the point of desperation, where they were willing to do anything to move their career forward, including backstabbing their friends or making a sacrifice on Goat Mountain in Landers, California. The desert is a strange place, so sometimes at night some people believe spirits of ancient people walk the streets and if you don’t know any better, it just looks like wind blowing, but it’s actually ghosts. The song is a lighthearted commentary about making a sacrifice of some sort to appease those spirits that walk between realms in order to achieve your dreams and follow through on your commitments. But ultimately, the song is about starting over and rebirth. So, there’s some hope there.”
You Are the Dusk, I Am the Dawn is a collection of ten songs of longing, discovery, overcoming anxiety, and wonder. The band, composed of three long-time friends, cite influences as far-ranging as The Cure, Neil Young, the Mars Volta, and Underoath. Their sound is youthful, yet taps into nostalgia, at times making listeners feel carefree and celebratory, while ruminating on universal human experiences. The album features Stephen Hubbell on percussion, Lil Hog performing spoken word on verse 2 of “Selfless,” Delaney Henry on backing vocals on “When We Were Friends”, and Scott Drago Kisinger on trombone for “Losing Time” and “Wordless”. All ten songs were tracked and mixed by Paul Francis of Get Right Recording in Yucca Valley, California.