Hey, it’s been awhile, so here’s the latest on what’s happening with the music… and yes, those are my songwriting journals, with real live lyrics ;p
For folks who’ve written me, it is so good to read your emails/tweets/messages. When you tell me how a song makes you feel, or how you were inspired - it makes the hard work worthwhile and helps to keep the self-doubt at bay.
These last 8 months were spent in hermit-style creative isolation. During my self-imposed retreat from society I’ve turned down road trips, parties, concerts, drinks and dinners with friends etc.. And replaced them all with evenings and weekends spent scribbling pages of haphazard lyrics, humming potential melodies or tinkering with synthesizers (though there was skydiving on my birthday, which was cool).
Late one night I looked back on my songwriting journal’s full pages. I’d been working on for hours and realized there was only one good line! To compensate for these long sessions were some lucid moments of inspiration where entire songs practically wrote themselves. This felt like Euterpe, the song-muse, was in the room making hints and blowing kisses.
Anyhow, I suspect this catchup is already too long, so here’s what is what. We’ve finished tracking most of the album in the real studio (as opposed to the home studio), there’s a handful of parts left to tidy up and voilà, that’s it! Stay tuned, more soon.
..with Love and xx’s,
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It’s hard to explain what it’s like as a musician playing out. Other artists will have their own experience and perspective, but I’d like to share what’s happening with us because it’s pretty great.
Playing out and performing live music is always fun. Passion and creativity create this feeling of being *alive*, especially when shared with others. On top of that, lately our shows have this aspect of celebration, creating a warm place where people are meeting each other and having fun. A friend of mine, someone I’d met a week earlier, came to our Cinco de Mayo show, it was his first time seeing us play. He wrote to me after the show “Seems there was a lotta love in the room!”. I’ve felt like this is the case for awhile now and it’s nice to hear it from someone who isn’t familiar with what we’re doing.
Anyhow, it really means a lot when you come out to dance, sing and laugh with us. We’re having the time of our lives and it’s because you’re there by our side!
I am at SXSW. Anyone will tell you this festival is like drinking from the firehose (which is still better than drinking alone). There might be more musicians here than real people, which has a fun-yet-malodorous effect on the city streets. Last night there was an open bar at the Miike Snow concert and we’re constantly stumbling across amazing music in unexpected places. The talent of the world is hussling on Austin’s every street corner..
Anyhow, it’s fun and I’ll do my best to keep you posted!
After all this is wrapped up we’re having a welcome home party/show at the Delancey back in New York on Saturday, March 24th. It’s going to be fun catching up with all of you.