Tampa, Florida quintet Set It Off evolved from a punk-pop group with synthesizers to a punk-pop group with a sweeping, orchestral sound over the course of their career, which was launched in 2008. The band released the EPs Baby You Don’t Tripajaharda (2008), Calm Before the Storm (2009), and Horrible Kids (2011) before signing to Equal Vision Records.
In 2012, they released their debut full-length, Cinematics, which landed on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Two years later, they delivered the R&B-infused Duality, featuring production by Brandon Paddock as well as contributions from Tommy English and Matt Appleton. Also in 2014, the band’s cover of Ariana Grande’s “Problem” was included on the Fearless Records compilation Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6. In 2016, Set If Off returned with their fourth, full-length album, Upside Down, featuring the single “Life Afraid.”