I'm all the way done. So over the next few weeks leading up to the official release of the full album I will be posting the songs, in order, so you'll be able to hear them.
Tomorrow you'll be able to pre-order the album. There will be a few different options. One for everybody!
I remember the day I came up with this. It was winter time and I was in my studio which was in my basement at the time. I have big windows looking out into the yard and it was one of those days where it snowed like crazy but it was pretty fluffy snow. I love days like that. They make me feel like the whole world is wrapped in a soft blanket. They're cozy.
So I went down and turned on the equipment. Sometimes I don't know what I'm going to do exactly and I just mess around. On this particular day I came up with a real driving strum on the acoustic. It also happened to be one of the days that I have the mics on and just record whatever comes out. The feel was a little edgy. And energetic. I immediately grabbed my electric and put a good distortion on it. Bass was next. I listened back to what I had done. I leaned into the vocal mic.
Right then I came up with about 80% of the words AND the harmony vocals. Actually all the playing and singing you hear except for the lead vocal and drums are exactly what I played that day. The first try. Sometimes I get lucky.
I had gotten my very first real piano that year. I threw up some mics, wrote the chord changes in front of me and played. That's what came out. Ha. (man telling this story you'd wonder why it was so long before I released this thing)
Something that did hold me up. First I had to finish the lyrics. But to me more importantly the feel of how I sang that day---I was worried I'd never recapture it. I sand strong. Passionately. It sounded GOOD. I actually thought about pulling an 'REM' and leaving the mumbles in place.
Fast forward 5 years. Last October to be exact. Right around this time last year. I finished the lyrics and sang it exactly 2 times through. You hear the first take.
I really really like this one.
Hope you do too. Click to listen in the player on the album page