The band's lead vocalist Justin Wilczynski said that they had finished the tracks "quite a while ago".
"Some things happened where Cory needed to take a break and we realized that he was struggling and that he was having a hard time, so we took a bit of a hiatus from the writing and recording process.
"We were always thinking we were going to go back and do more songs to release a full length record-I wanted to do a 10-song record. When Cory passed we decided we would just release all the songs we recorded with him and release all the ones that we have," Wilczynski said.
Wilczynski recalled that Monteith was "excited" when he listened to the finished songs.
" 'This is amazing, I cannot believe how great it turned out'. 'I've never seen him that excited about a recording before'," Wilczynski added.