He added, however, that the band and co-producer John Shanks tweaked the sonic approach a bit. “[It involved] just basically pushing the production a bit more, or lessening the production so you're a bit more naked,” said Sambora. “It goes both ways on this particular record. We've stripped it down, taken some away and added some different elements." What About Now? is set for release in the spring of 2013. The first single from the album, “Because We Can,” comes out January 7.