The Fire Theft drummer William Goldsmith feels that the band’s self-titled debut is a natural progression for its three core members, including himself, frontman Jeremy Enigk, and bassist Nate Mendel. “The Fire Theft is a continuation of the evolution of the band as individuals,” Goldsmith explained to ChartAttack.com. “All four Sunny Day albums had a very different and distinct sound. This album is the next step for each of us on a personal level. It’s very cinematic, and has a lot of strings and keys on it, but it is guitar-driven as well. It’s a lot more epic than anything we did with Sunny Day, but has a light side to it as well.” Chartattack.com has since removed the article.