The boys of Brett return with their sophomore album. Across Mode's 10 tracks, pop jams come to life in 3D, swirling the senses and putting the mind into motion. Unlike previous material that pulled from romantic relationships, Mode’s inspirations are more specific, but still rooted in human interaction. Jean-Luc Godard’s recent film Goodbye to Language was an influence as were the light installations of James Turrell. Having relocated from DC to LA, vocalist Mick Coogan's regular visits to Turrell’s work at LACMA were comforting - “the mental pictures their scope and eerie quietude painted for me,” he reflected. The album’s art was created as a large-scale painting by artist Charley Alexander and then cut into 50 squares, each of which was sold with a limited edition copy of the record.