Marchand took a nurturing approach to the recording process, encouraging Wainwright to perform her songs over and over, in a wide range of environments, at different times of day and night, and with varying levels of intensity. "He's someone who is very patient... He was able to soften my voice when it needed to be softened, and let it rip when it needed to let rip. I have a tendency to sing on 11 the whole time. He would see the bigger picture and say, ‘No, this one is better because you’re not giving it all away.’ He just had an attention to subtlety that I maybe lack."