The album was announced in the January 2020 edition of Wakeman's monthly blog that is posted on his website, the Rick Wakeman Communication Centre. He revealed that it will take form as an instrumental progressive rock album that is "keyboard heavy" in a similar style to his 1973 debut, The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Wakeman posted a series of updates on his Twitter page in the week after the announcement, including the notice that recording started on 13 January in what turned out to be productive and inspirational sessions in the studio. By 11 February, Wakeman had posted an update that the basic tracks were complete. The album was announced which revealed its title, artwork, and release date at the same time. It is scheduled for release through R&D Media, a new business venture founded by Rob Ayling and rock music journalist and producer Doug Harr.