A native of Southern California, Coincidence Theory began composing music and playing guitar as a teenager, but did not begin writing songs seriously until her college years. Buoyed by the encouragement of friends, she continued to devote more time to arranging, writing, and recording music; eventually, she started working on an album of original material. The project ultimately evolved into Last Nights & Tomorrows, her debut album. All songs were written, produced, performed, recorded, and mixed by CT.