Saves the Day's ninth studio record tells the story of the band from the perspective of it's founder, Chris Conley. It offers this first ever autobiographical look into the group's history in a way that is as exhaustive as it is poetic and makes the listener a part of the songwriting process. On the surface, 9 chronicles the epic story of New Jersey kids who realized their dream and became an international sensation. On a deeper level, it shows how Conley "woke up" and became aware of his own consciousness through his relationship with music and the unbelievable adventures it has inspired since he formed the act in 1997. The band has been through a lot over the past two decades: Van accidents, member changes, the emo explosion, and the adventures that carried them and their fans from adolescence to adulthood.