I’ve been working for the last week on some home recordings for the bonus e.p. I promised to those who donate to the next record at the “highest hopes” level or higher… It’s humbling and fun. I used to work with 4-track machines and cassette tapes, and I still have all those Tascam boxes in the basement, but for this one I’m trying to move into the computer age. It’s daunting! No cassette hiss to smooth out the edges. But I’m finding some beautiful moments when I let my creativity loosen up. I’m my own best yes man in the studio.
And I just wanted to say that your generosity has been so truly amazing and wonderful, and the best takes I’m getting on these songs happen when I imagine that I’m actually saying thank you with the performance. The e.p. will be five songs and totally exclusive to those who donate. Thanks all!!
I’m writing from Q division studios in my lovely town of Somerville, MA, where Matt Malikowski and I are doing final mixes of the new record AND a separate e.p. slated for digital release ahead of the album, which will include gorgeous outtakes from both this record and “When the River Meets the Sea,” including “like a miracle,” which should have been released YEARS ago!
Love to all from Davis Square,