This 2016 album is a fairly straightforward pop record. One of the choices I made here was to make a very clean, sharp sounding record. I actually made it while I was working on The Limits, which would be released in 2017. The Limits is such a big album in terms of musicians and arrangements that I needed to take a break. So I made Sweet Surrender, a record that is all pop; lean, simple and to the point.