We will have internet where we live VERY SOON!! It’s looking like by the end of next week we will be back online. We already have pics and videos to show you and are so excited to get back in touch with you.
Today we had some time to prepare the studio for our recording sessions beginning Monday morning. We started setting up the “official enemy lovers drum set” that will be used for the new record. (I’ll upload that video/pics ASAP) It sounds really good.
We have finally adjusted to the time zone (6 hrs ahead of EST) and the jet lag has fully worn off. The place we are living on the farm where we are recording is beautiful and inspiring. The living space is much smaller than we’re used to and we’re all living together but it’s perfect! (I’ll upload that video/pics ASAP) The studio is on what used to be a big farm and it was converted to a studio by Elephantom. Nicolas Balachandran, Christian Schmalz (Meet them here) and their team built this place from a barn shell! It’s shocking how amazing it is. It’s incredible to be here and we are so excited about next week and the weeks to come. We’ll keep you in the loop.
It’s been frustrating to only have very short segments of time to get in touch with our family, friends and fans.
We are here and our heads are still in a little bit of a fog. The jet lag is wearing off slowly but it is wearing off, thanks to waking up late this morning to a beautiful day in Germany!! We don’t have internet here like we thought we would, so we won’t be able to keep in touch as well as we hoped, but we wanted to let you know that we are here. We are really freaking excited about recording music and we begin on Monday morning! We are sad that we won’t be able to keep you in the loop like we had planned.
Once we get more settled in and get things figured out, we’ll get you up to date. Thanks for being a fan, even from 4,500 miles away.
Leaving everything we know has left us naked and alive, like a newborn baby. We are liberated at this very moment. All our hoping and planning over the past 9 months is now in action. It’s surreal, we’ve boarded our plane and now we fly. We’re heading to a place we’ve never been to begin a new era. And this time it’s not to gain the interest of a record label or impress anyone. This time it’s to find inspiration and be inspired.
In the past we had made music to get us somewhere and now we are going somewhere to make music. Steven and I will be in the studio for the next five weeks and what we will make has no limitations. It doesn’t have to be pop or alternative or indie. It doesn’t have to sound like this or that. It only has to move us and God.
Below we’ve posted 3 new unreleased songs that we recorded live in Birmingham, AL with an incredible video/audio team, headed up by our good friend Sandy Phillips. We’d like to thank her and the guys she brought together; Randal Crowe, Calvin Osborne, Jeremy Burns and Jay Johnson (See them here in the behind the scenes footage that we got). We filmed, recorded and performed these songs whilst driving around in the back of our van in the heat of the day! Needless to say it was HOT, because it’s Birmingham and we had to kill the AC for sound quality. But we had an amazing time!
If you dig these new songs and want them to be recorded, make a donation (in the right column) to help with the recording cost. We’ve sold everything and put it all on the line to do something we believe in; so we’re headed to Germany to make a full album. (Read the story here) Thanks and enjoy!
Catch the behind the scenes footage taken by yours truly here.