Lontanissimo dal sound che tutti amiamo, Zac Brown esce con questo album solista in collaborazione con  Skrillex, Sasha Sirota, Poo Bear, Benny Blanco, Andrew Watt e Max Martin . Lo stesso Zac in conferenza stampa ha spiegato che: “This album is an outlet for me to explore pop music, a broad category in its own right, without expectations and to be creative musically in other ways. I love my band and the music we create. We are all lucky enough to pursue our own projects in addition to our work as a group, and you’ll hear a lot of the guys on these tracks. To create The Controversy, not only was I able to work with some incredible new collaborators, but I also love being able to share different sounds – regardless of label or genre – with my fans,”.