I just realized that I haven’t posted anything in a while. That’s what happens when I get into the “zone” working on a new album. There’s just so much that has to be done before an album can be released. Coming up with a concept is one of the first things I do. I started out asking myself all kinds of questions (in private…otherwise people stare) like “What do you feel passionately about at this stage in life? What’s going on in the world that strikes a chord (pardon the pun) in your heart? What stories do you want to tell?” Once I determined what direction I wanted to go in, I started researching and working on the music. It took a while to whittle the pile down to what might possibly end up on the album. Arrangements had to be tweaked, rewritten, or even created from scratch. New songs are written, reworked, and basically run through the wringer until they are ready to be presented to the rest of the band. I always enjoy the give and take with other band members as we practice the songs. Watching the music come together is such an exciting part of this process. I hope to have a teaser to release soon and I’ll be launching a Kickstarter campaign to help with the pre-production costs like studio rental, graphic design and licensing. Watch your inboxes…it’s gonna be an exciting year!