Content (pronounced /kənˈtɛnt/) is the second studio album by American indie rock band Joywave, released through Cultco Music and Hollywood Records on July 28, 2017. The album is a follow-up to the band's debut full-length, How Do You Feel Now?, which was released in 2015. It was co-produced by band members Daniel Armbruster and Sean Donnelly and was recorded during 2016. Ahead of the album's release, five singles were released to promote the album: "Content", "It's a Trip!", "Shutdown", "Doubt", and "Going to a Place".
Joywave previously released How Do You Feel Now?, their debut album, in 2015. Following up the record, the band began recording a new album in 2016.Content was recorded in a four-month span at a barn in Bloomfield, New York, 45 minutes away from the band's hometown of Rochester. Paul Brenner, the band's drummer, regarded the barn as a "very open space" that let the band create "natural sounds and tones". The drums on the record were recorded late at night, due to the microphones picking up outside noises, such as traffic. Though the band had used samples of Disney films while creating How Do You Feel Now?, the band chose not to use as such samples for Content. Production was done by band members Daniel Armbruster and Sean Donnelly and mixing was done by Rich Costey.
Prior to the album's release, there were five songs from the album that were released for streaming. "Content" was released on April 20, 2017, "It's a Trip!" was released on May 11, "Shutdown" was released on June 1, "Doubt" was released on June 15, and "Going to a Place" was released on July 6. Joywave performed songs from Content at an album release party held at First Federal Plaza in Rochester. The album was released through Cultco Music and Hollywood Records. The digital download and CD versions were released on July 28. The vinyl release of the album was released on September 15.