Release date: March 29, 2011
Label: Tooth & Nail Records, Solid State Records
Produced by: Matt Carter, Aaron Sprinkle
We Do What We Want is the fifth studio album by American rock band Emery, released on March 29, 2011 through Tooth & Nail Records and Solid State Records. The album was produced and engineered by Matt Carter at Compound Recording, with additional production by Aaron Sprinkle.
Shortly after announcing the release of We Do What We Want, founding bassist Devin Shelton announced he would be taking an indefinite hiatus from Emery.
Regarding the album's lyrical themes, vocalist Toby Morrell stated: "I think this is our most personal, spiritual album. It talks about our faith and God, but it never gets too preachy, because it's basically talking about me and things I've gone through... I can't not tell the truth of who I am, and this time I explored that even further—just points in my life, or in the other guys' lives. Some lyrics are about challenging authority and God, and is God real, and what that even means."