Stereo Motion started out as a five-member boy band named Phat Chance. Phat Chance released one album, Without You in 2001, before member Brandon Johnson left the group. The remaining four band members -- Bryan Nance, Brent Lain, and brothers Dallas and Justin Morgan -- changed their name to Stereo Motion to reflect a new sound with a rock-and-roll edge.
In September 2003, Flicker Records released Stereo Motion's self-titled debut. The album offered listeners a 1960s/1970s classic rock feel bursting with musical energy and vocal passion, which was achieved by producer Jason Burkum's decision to record the project's basic tracks live in the studio.
Discussing the band's lyrics, bassist Justin Morgan said, "Bryan and I wrote all of the lyrics, and our goal was to deal with real-world issues using a universal language, instead of just writing about the same old 'Christian' issues you've heard about time and time again. Our faith is the center of what we do and who we are, but we relay it through poetry or metaphors to really drive home our points with an audience who may or may not be Christians."