Release date: August 2010
11:59 is the second studio album by American Rock singer-songwriter Ryan Star, released on August 3, 2010. The album debuted at #31 on the Billboard 200 after selling nearly 11,600 copies on its first week, making his highest chart debut on Billboard 200.
Talking about the inspiration behind the album's name Ryan said: "I was writing in my journal I always carry. It's a funny thing because that journal entry has kind of grown into a life of its own because people don't know if I was writing a play, story, script, or a movie scene, but it was real. It was mostly truly inspiring. It was one of those trippy moments. People were screaming and it was getting crazy, and in that moment I thought I was going to name it "11:59". That's where the inspiration came."
Speaking about the album's concept, Ryan stated: "I was living on the beach making this album and had some real big exposure from a television show and started creating these new songs. I started realizing what I thought went wrong, not with what went wrong with my career with my band Stage, but what went wrong with the way I lived with my band Stage. We were best friends since we were kids, we were touring around the country, had a record come out, we should have really been enjoying every second of it, because whatever at the end of the day happened, happened and we couldn't change it. I feel like looking back if I could talk to myself then I would have said, "Man, just enjoy it! This is a great time! Think about what you're doing and who you're with." Really, just smile every day which I didn't. I think that affected me and I figured regardless what happens now, I'm going to enjoy the process. That is powerful, I think. That's empowered me a great deal to get through a lot of days and enjoy the moment, enjoy the process, because the process is life. Life isn't the summary at the end of the story. Life is actually turning the pages. So 11:59 is basically just enjoying the journey. Just know who you are and where you are right now. If you want to be something, be it right now, don't say it's coming, just be it today."