Throughout 1969, Cymone's edgy melodic craft and emotion-charged lyrical insight balance unflinching realism with an unmistakable sense of hope, insightfully addressing issues of racial and economic inequality. "Look at where we're at, compared to where we should be. It's pretty shocking," Cymone asserts. “What matters to me is to create songs that tell that truth" he continues, adding, "Human beings need to evolve if we're gonna have a shot at surviving. We've come such a long way, but as human beings and as a civilization, we should be evolving. There's a large faction of people who've just refuse to move forward, and it’s up to people of good conscience to keep pushing that boulder."