Storyline is the only current affairs show in the Philippines that allows the story to be told by those who lived through it, without the filtering voice of a host. "What's different about Storyline," says Philippine Daily Inquirer's Nestor Torre, is "its bracing confidence in its viewers intelligence." Business World calls it "a labor of love and conscience," what may be "the most relevant and meaningful show there is," while Philippine Star describes it as "entertainment with bite."
The current-affairs show, a three-part, thematic-linked documentary, also airs over The Filipino Channel (TFC). Created by the writer-director team of columnist Patricia Evangelista and critically acclaimed filmmaker Paolo Villaluna—the same team that brought the top-rating Kidnap documentary to ABS-CBN — Storyline brings cinema and narrative to the television, with stories of lives changed and the heights of the human spirit.
ANC already offers more than the usual fare, giving commentary, analysis, and context behind the news story. Storyline provides viewers with an additional perspective.
Hayes revealed in an interview with Billboard that he was "very conscious about" constructing his second album after the success of his debut effort, and that he planned to take his time recording. By November 2013, he had written more than 60 songs for the album, by which point he "finally" felt ready to narrow it down the songs that best represented what he wanted to say. Ultimately, the track listing ended up consisting of 14 tracks.