Big Bad World is the fifth studio album by American pop rock band Plain White T's. It was released on September 23, 2008 by Hollywood Records. The creation of this album was a follow up album to "Every Second Counts" in hopes of breaking free from being the "Hey There Delilah" Band. To promote the album, the Plain White T's launched a few webisodes, which together form the series Meet Me in California. The majority of the album was written while n the road, in planes, in hotels, and on buses.