Hit the Lights used to be the quintessential pop punk band. That’s even before the band’s first lead singer Colin Ross left the band. They lacked the polish to be commercially viable in that era with Ross at the helm, but when guitarist Nick Thompson took over vocals everything changed and everything was ramped up. The music got substantially better and because of that the attention that band got grew too. Because the attention to the band grew, they were able to get a deal with Universal to make an album.