With the self-released LP The Family Tree: The Roots, Ben Cooper, aka Radical Face, set out to do something non-traditional and progressively conceptual. In 2011, The Roots was the first installment of a three-part, stand-alone album series that chronicles a fictitious, and sometimes otherworldly, 19th century family. Radical Face released the second installment to the series, The Family Tree: The Branches in 2013