It can be pretty isolating living up in the hills on an island. Sometimes I lose track of time and forget what day it is. I enjoy the solitude, but I it does make connecting with others a little tricky. Thanks to the interwebs, I can still be a part of a community while sitting in my home studio listening to cardinals sing. It’s not quite face to face, but the next best thing.
My recluse life isn’t completely idle; I’ve been chipping away at my first full-length album (10 songs and counting!). I’m trying to do as much of it diy, in my humble home studio, as possible for financial reasons, and because I’m the only one that can completely understand and interpret what’s going on in my quirky Hawaii-Irish brain. I have though gotten some much-needed outside help in the form of my friends Alan (hardware and mixing expertise, excitement) and Brad (mic/gear loan, musical expertise, moral support).
Below are some pics of my foray through the recording process. It’s been a challenge, and there are some days where I’m at a complete loss on how to get from “a cool idea in my head” to “a dope song”, but it’s been rewarding in its own way, and caused me to really be intentional about each lyric, each part, each drum hit. Cause I’m into details like that.
With any luck (and some hair-pulling)The new album should be out by Springtime 2020. I’m looking forward to sharing these songs with you! Thanks for being part of my music and life.