I’ve been away from this blog for a while and thought it was about time for an update. This summer has been really busy for me! I played a bunch of shows including headlining The Bluebird Theater. This has been a longtime goal of mine, and I must say it was everything I hoped it would be. I couldn’t have asked for a better crowd, they danced, they cheered, and I think some of them even cried!
This was also one of the first shows I had with my new keyboardist, Cat. I’ve known her forever, but recently decided I wanted to step away from the keyboard so I could focus on singing and interacting with the crowd. Cat is a phenomenal jazz pianist, so she add’s something a little something to the band that we didn’t have before. And I must admit, that it’s nice to have another girl in the band.
Now that the summer is almost over, I’m getting back into my songwriting routine. I just moved into a new place, and am in the process of building a vocal booth in my new studio room. Last night I went through all of the songs I wrote earlier this year, and I’m deciding which ones I like the best and want to start recording. In the past I recorded everything as I went, but I’m doing things a little differently now… Which leads me to my next piece of news.
I have a new producer. I’ve completely passed the torch. Eric and I will no longer be producing the majority of my music. A lovely guy named Jeff Feldman (Alone Architect) is producing almost all of my next album. I decided to step away from production after my last EP. I felt overwhelmed since I have so many responsibilities. Producing is a full time job that requires vast knowledge of synths and software, plus extreme patience. Since I have such high standards for this next album, I want a professional producer to put the proper amount of time and energy required to make every song beautiful, epic, and modern. Now this doesn’t mean I’m just sitting back and relaxing while someone else does all the work. I’ve almost completely given up my social life because I’m so dedicated to this project. I work full time, then come home to either write music, record vocal collaborations, book shows, manage & ship orders, write blogs like these, practice with my band, and many other things that go along with being the captain of this ship.
Right now I have 6 songs that are fully written and have started production. Hopefully I’ll have a single ready for you by October. Things have been moving slowly, but it’s only because we are taking our time, and trying to create amazing music! Pretty soon I’ll be launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the album, so be on the lookout for that!
Thanks for listening