Yesterday was a busy day on our end, folks. It all started at sunrise with our second and third acoustic videos for our Raw Sessions series. As cranky as I may have been in the beginning, that quickly faded when we went to our first location up on Mount Washington. The clouds gave way to ideal lighting as we played a pretty emotionally-heavy song for me and I couldn’t help but feel enlightened (Oh, yeah…it’s cheesy).
After our final sips (err, huge gulps) of espresso, we made our way to the second location in the Strip District underneath some old train tracks littered with whiskey bottles and packs of cigarettes. I obviously felt right at home. Vince even came across his new heavy metal band name spray-painted along the wall!
Then it was off into the studio for me to meet with my drummer, David, as he laid down some beats for a few tunes. It was amazing to hear him play along with Vince’s beautiful guitar solo on the last track of the record. The more instruments that get added, the more these songs come to life! I can’t wait to meet with the horn players this week to see what dirty lines they’re going to throw down on these tunes to make them even more complete 🙂
I’ll be in the studio tonight tracking some vocals, utilizing some of the words of wisdom I got from one Miss Cait Cuneo this past Friday when we met for a little voice lesson (this girl right here is in a dark abyss when it comes to technique!).
Progress, progress, progress. We’re making headway but also making sure we take our time to make this record sound exactly how it was envisioned. I’m accepting the great, unexpected changes, though, because these musicians I’m working with know their shit and I’m excited I get the chance to work with them.
Stay tuned for our second Raw Sessions video coming soon- this time, we perform the EP’s title track “Love Through the Line.” It’s bluesy, it’s jazzy, it’s broken down and it’s early in the morning.