Watching the Nighttime Come, the new full length solo album from David Wax Museum vocalist and fiddle player Suz Slezak, was born out of a desire to bring music to her close friends who were young parents. Originally, Suz felt inspired to record a small collection of lullabies to give at baby showers. Instead of trying to mass-produce this homemade collection, it seemed like the perfect time for Suz to professionally record a solo album. She envisioned a project that would be a more polished and professional version of the handmade lullaby CD, but with her personal touch. With her own baby on the way, and during a break from touring with her band, Suz started gathering and writing songs for what became Watching the Nighttime Come.