This album means many things to After Hours. Since our last album, our group has really come into its own; we are making music we couldn’t have imagined a few years ago, and this album represents the best of our new identity. On a more personal level, the period during the making of this album was a very difficult time for many members of the group. We learned to overcome obstacles and support each other, and through this we have become stronger. The tracks on this album tell a story; some are dark, while others are joyful, and together they look forward to a newer group with a bright future. We chose the phoenix to symbolize this album, as it represents our figurative struggle, rebirth, and new direction.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our families, friends, and everyone who was involved with the creation of this album, especially Carl Taylor and Liquid 5th Productions. This album would have been impossible without your help! This is University of Rochester After Hours: On The Rise.