Recording update! 11.7.17
I haven't written a blog post in a while so I thought I'd update you on what's going on. I've switched over from my original Wordpress blog to the blog page on my website, so all of my posts will be here from now on!
We've been in the studio a good bit recently. We just finished a new song, and, as soon as I get the mix, I'm going to send it out to everyone on my email list. If you wanna hear it, you can sign up for the email list on my homepage. I wanna know what y'all think of the song!
There has been a little change in the way we are making this record. My producer and I both made the decision to take the release deadline of Spring 2018 off of this project and allow ourselves some more creative freedom. We don't want to have to tell ourselves that we only have so much time to finish a song, and then we have to move on to the next one. We also don't want to make and release a record that I will regret later because I forced myself to sound a certain way. My producer and I both agree that I am not a "country" artist and that this is not going to be a decidedly "country" record because of my wide range of influence. If you know me, you know that I can go from Pearl Jam to Jason Isbell to Taylor Swift as far as what I’m listening to at any time, and I really want my record to reflect that. Therefore, we feel like we need more time to be creative with the sound. We are in the studio every other week demoing songs and figuring things out. I love this process, and I really feel like it's helping me develop more as an artist. There is a great chance that it will turn into a full-length record instead of an EP, since we are going to be working on more songs, more often. (Needless to say, I'm really excited about that.) There are ten or eleven songs of mine that really represent who I am and what my life has looked like over the past two or three years, and I think they all deserve a place on this record. I'm loving making these songs sound like they should, and I know that when this project finally releases, I'm going to be 100% proud of it.
Thanks for reading! Lots of fun stuff is happening and I can't wait to see it all come to reality.