Consisting of mostly French covers, it was released on 9 May 2012 on Thousand Mile Inc after the album was rejected by Virgin EMI Records. Pop said his record company would have 'preferred that I do a rock album with popular punks' and that "They didn't think they would make any money, they didn't think my fans would like it - very sensible attitudes for a sensible sort of person - but that's a different sort of person than am."
The album has been described as containing 'Crooning vocals, Cole Porter covers, soft melodies, and an all-around sense of everything suave.
When asked by Bill Flanagan if he had heard any good records lately, Bob Dylan mentioned Après.
Artwork is referring to Pop's La Conscience character role from Morning Star movie.