Captain’s Log, October 6th 2019

Let’s be clear about one thing. This album has been in the making for a long time. A loooong time. This approach to start talking about it is our own psyching method to make sure it actually happens. The first part in achieving one’s goals is to tell someone else about that goal. So here we are.

At this point we’re down to 14 song candidates for the album. In spring and summer we recorded rough pre-production versions of 16 songs and got input and feedback from an outside producer. This was a super-useful exercise to do. Not all songs changed that much, but it helped us emphasize the most relevant parts of some of the songs – like bringing out the choruses much more – and it made us re-discover the potential in some of our older materials. At the time of writing our plan is pretty straight forward:

  • Book a studio for early 2020
  • Do one more round of pre-prod recordings to ensure we know how the revised versions sound
  • Practice, practice, practice.

Now that the arrangements, structures and melodies are close to final, there is quite a lot of effort still in finalizing the lyrics. If the music and the playing is good, the songs have to fuckin’ mean something too. And they will.

At some much later point we still need to deal with minor things like mixing, mastering, promotion, distribution, art and massive streams of money flowing in. One thing at a time though…

Stay tuned for more updates on our journey towards the long anticipated album. Look after each other and be well.