Inspired by the 19th and early 20th century factories in England that housed the homeless, orphaned and mentally ill who worked for nothing more than shelter and food, Workhouse floats above the chasm between the hopelessness of their Northern residents and the exuberance of their Southern industrialist owners.

Workhouse can be found on the Starship Oak album, a collection of music recorded using 4-track tape machines and later converted to a digital format for production.