Madeline Crisman's visual artwork playfully relays adult themes through childlike imagery. But
with her band Crisman, she swaps the acrylics and spray paint for hazily-filtered vocals gently
layered over slowcore instrumentals to find yet another medium for masking emotional turmoil with innocence. The contrasting maturity and juvenility of Crisman's paintings are refracted throughout the measured ten-song collection. To lend its start-stop riffs an emotional touchstone, the melancholic and sinuous lead single "Surprise" pulls from childhood memories of wanting to be included and feeling misunderstood. On 'Cya,' the band employs acerbic distortion and twinkling arpeggios to explore the immaturity and inevitability of trying to forget a person or feeling that lingers far too long, where final single "Icee Blue" is about experiencing the infectiousness of a romance, a thematic reproduction of the song's infectious composition.