The recording features the cast that premiered the show at 54 Below last summer, including Alice Lee (Bare, Spring Awakening, Heathers), Emma Hunton (Spring Awakening, Next to Normal), Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!, Piece of My Heart) and George Salazar (Godspell, Here Lies Love), all of whom recorded their performances for the album.
Music director Charlie Rosen is at the helm of the recording, which is produced by The Benge Group and recorded at Kilgore Sound. Benjamin Rauhala is credited with music direction, having worked with the cast prior to the show's New York debut.
"Thematically," Oyen said, "Moment By Moment speaks a lot about reflection, so it's fitting to release it at the end of 2014. We had some hilarious days in the studio making this album, and I think it really shows in the finished product. Our whole team is extremely proud of the project, and I cannot wait for the world to hear it."
According to press notes, "Moment by Moment is about accidently sending a draft text message. It's about being stuck on the L train between the East Village and Williamsburg, staring directly at your ex. It's the three-hour line at Trader Joe’s, and the hot Starbucks cashier. It is a driving celebration of fucking up, starting again and living to tell the tale, at least a little bit wiser. Songs include some of Oyen's most recognisable tracks including, 'I Don't Want to Lie,' 'The Bro Duet' and 'Belief.'" Oyen's Moment by Moment received its international debut in Thailand in 2013. He is the recipient of the 2014 ASCAP Foundation's Lucille and Jack Yellen award for promising lyricists. Read more about Oyen's work in Playbill.com's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.