This time- it's as much about the process as the product.
I don't even know where to begin. From the inception of these songs to collaborating with some of my favorite writers, to gathering my team around me, to recording the demos in Austin, to the full studio - this recording process has already been one of my most favorite creative endeavors. And I'm relishing every little piece of this process. It could stop right here and I'd be thrilled. Two weeks ago I had what was akin to a spritual experience tracking 15 songs with producer David Goodrich and engineer Mark Thayer along with the outstanding Blue Ribbons at Signature Sounds in CT. Out in the country, on a cold rainy weekend, in a big old renovated barn- those boys took me to church. We worked into the wee hours, ate and drank and laughed and purged some demons. These guys are so incredible to work with. I'm truly in awe. Encouraging, kind, supportive, fully present, caring, funny as all hell, complimentary, humble, and gracious. And they are deadly as players! It was live, spontaneous, raw, adventurous, experimental and in the moment. This recording is authentic. I feel like it's my best work and it really feels like we're making a piece of art together. It's different than anything I've ever done and it's exactly the vibe I was hoping to capture. I can't wait to share it with you - I think it's gonna rip the heart right out of your chest. We still have one or two more sessions for backing vocals and harmonies so I'll keep you posted on that fun as well. I'm creating a Pledge Music Campaign so folks can pre-order the album and help offset the some of the cost. Hoping to launch that next month and hoping you'll all take part in this journey with me!