The songs on 11:59 play out in real time, the stories spin out in narratives that resonate with urgency and truth. Star's often stripped bare vocals give the songs an added resonance. Thoughtfully and meticulously created, 11:59 proves well worth the wait. Throughout much of the album, Star seamlessly melds traditional rock elements with captivating rhythms. Star partnered with producer Matt Serletic (matchbox twenty, Collective Soul), who artfully understood how to combine Star's storytelling style with his modern sensibilities. "Matt and I created something special; we really put our different personalities together to make this record," Star says. Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance) provided additional production to bring out his Rock roots.