Making a record takes a lot of energy. I must admit I have run out of steam more than once in this process, but thankfully, I have surrounded myself with amazing people who have been working overtime to prepare this monster for its maiden voyage.
I last posted right as we were getting out of the recording studio, over a month ago. We decided to take a bit of a breather and listen to other things for a while, as to give our ears a rest. We are revisiting the material now and adding auxiliary percussion on each and every song (translation: shakers, tambourine, marimba, etc). These are the little touches that make a song a real song; a simple tambourine hit here and shaker rhythm there can really make all the difference in the world. (Party in the USA would not be the song it is with out that tambo accenting each snare hit, I can promise you that…) Last week, we met in our sound engineer Sam’s home studio to work on a few tracks. Sam took this video, highlighting a) Justin’s devotion to the project despite being pretty sick (he is the one lying on the floor…), b) Andrew’s sick shaker skills, c) Sam’s expert videography, and d) that I need to buy new jeans.
Anyway – we will be finishing up the percussion parts this next week, and then moving on the the vocal tracks.
I say this at every stop along this trek, but we are really loving how each song is coming together. With every listen, there is always a new part to hear and enjoy!
I can’t wait for you to hear it.