Yellowcard has always been a different type of rock band in that one of their featured instruments is the violin. Sean McKin's violin is once again a part of their follow up to the success of "Ocean Avenue". Taking a risk right from the top their 8th album opens up with an instrumental piece. It leads right into the next track which shows some moxie by combining the violin with a 25-piece orchestra and guest vocals by Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks). They are straying away from the Coldplay or Keane piano pop rock to a heavier and wider sound. Some of the songs on the album cover subjects such as war and death. Don't fret they still sing mostly about love and the like, but they definitely take a serious look at it. Wanting to stay also in the pop genre they have a track that features vocals by Printz Board of the Black Eyed Peas.