Most people have discovered Matt Costa through his work with Jack Johnson. If you are expecting his album to sound exactly like a Jack Johnson album then you will be disappointed. There are some similarities between Costa and Johnson in that they both like simple arrangements and lyrics. He also has pleasing voice and catchy melodies which will probably lead to you singing the songs from the first listens. If you are expecting his sound to fit in any one genre then you will be disappointed. Costa's songs are tinged with influences from folk, rock, country, and classical music. It is definitely an album that will grow on you more with each listen.