Where does the time go? I can’t believe it’s been so long since I made a post. Well the reason being, that over the last 2 or 3 months I have struggled with writing, performing and music in general. Every musician knows what I am talking about, and I had to dig deep, but I’ve managed to come out the other side of the tunnel much stronger, and prepared.
Initially I had decided to work with Gavin Ralston of Silverwood Studios in Ireland, and hired him to work as producer for the album. But unfortunetly, the outcome of these sessions although engineered excellently, lacked the punch I desired – which falls both on my shoulders and Gavins. Anyone who knows me, or has worked with me before, knows that I am a perfectionist, and unfortunetly the fruits of the sessions in Ireland resulted in tracks that if released, would ultimetly be a poor reflection of the songs and music that I have created. So I was left with a handful of songs that were “close”, and another handful of songs that needed TLC, with attention on creating the right arrangements for the songs.
As a result, I have hired Brendan O’Brien (Melvin Tree) to help collaborate, and strip the album back to the bare bones, and rebuild from the ground up. So over the last few weeks we have been able to work out the wood from the trees, and I am really really excited about the results. I would have loved to have had the album finished sooner, but I have come this far, and I figured that there really is no point in releasing something that I would not want to stand on the top of a building and scream about.
Everyone knows that there’s millions and millions of albums getting released every year, and the competition is extremely tough, but I want to create an album that is totally honest, and a real reflection of who I am. Sorry to bore you guys with all of this, but I really felt that I needed to share the journey with all of you guys. I’ll be working with Brendan over the next few months, and will 100% keep you posted.