My life has changed a lot recently. For a few months now, I just haven’t written any new music, for some reason. So much had been/is changing around me (good and bad), and I’ve just kind of felt numb. I think my body is tired of this, because I feel a terrible need to write. So here’s my plan. It’s a bit crazy, but I really think I need to do this…
This November I’m going to be pretty much locking myself in my room/home studio for fourteen days straight (from November 1st through the 14th) and writing/recording a new Backseat Goodbye album. On November 15th I’ll be officially releasing the album digitally for all of you to hear. And the thing is, this really isn’t some gimmick, and I’m not trying to do this to get special press or anything. I’m doing this because I need it as a human being. I need to let all of this out of my mind.
The other side of this, is that I really had/have pretty much two albums worth of new Backseat Goodbye material semi-ready in demo form for months now, and I love all of that material and still fully plan to release it sometime in the somewhat near future, but I’m literally not going to use any of that for this release. I feel like I really just need to sit down and let this record be one fluid thought of where I am in life at this very moment. So, that’s what it’s going to be. Maybe it’ll be 10 songs long, maybe 20, maybe only 8, I honestly have no idea. I’m just gonna go for it, and whatever happens in those fourteen days, happens. I just need this. I’m excited and scared as hell at the thought of it, but in the end, I really feel like it’s going to be something special, for me personally, at least.
I’m also not going to let a single person hear any of it before I release it, so it literally won’t be touched by anyone but me. So, maybe it will end up being a completely terrible mess of songs, or maybe it just might end up being the best thing I’ve ever done, either way, it’ll definitely be the most honest thing I’ve ever done.
I’ll do my best to keep you all updated at least once or twice once I start the process, and try to give you as much info as possible about it as I come up with it. I have no idea what the album’s going to be called, what it’s going to sound like, how many songs will end up on it, or anything other than the official release date will be November 15th, 2011. All I can tell you other than that is, I’m gonna set my soul on fire for fourteen days and see what comes of it…
I can’t wait. Seriously.