Stuart draws on a variety of genres. Individual songs are reminiscent of the Police, Steely Dan and Crosby Stills & Nash, but nothing sounds "borrowed" from other artists. As a writer he covers a wide range of subjects. "Not Once" is a catchy warning against experimenting with meth or crack; the Department of Health should be using it as the theme song of an anti-drug campaign. Stuart ponders the mysteries of relationships with mid-tempo rocker titled "Wish I Knew" and speaks passionately for the broken-hearted everywhere amid the frantic rock rhythms of "Please Don't Go."