|Art Work by Lauren Davidson|
Even if we don't talk about it, Matt and I seem to always be on the same page. With the first album I think we both wanted to go as catchy, over-the-top, and big sounding rock as we could. A million vocal parts and guitar overdubs weren't enough. Basically, I think we were living out our childhood recording fantasies. There was no way for us to do that album back then on the primitive home recording gear that was available. Today we can pretty much do anything we want. AND WE DID!
With those demons exercised we began working on the second album even before the first one was finished. For our new album (that we are half way done with) we are getting a bit deeper and a bit more experimental or progressive maybe. The first song we are letting people hear is called “Big Top Romance.” I had written the basic structure a while back. I wanted something short and kind of like an interlude in the album. The song could easily have an extra bridge and chorus or verse but I think the way we did it, it just kinda keeps building to a crescendo and concludes gracefully. Matt came in and made the melodies sound better and came up with Beatlesque backups/counter melodies, and awesome harmonies. Right now this is one of my favorite songs we have done. Its kinda weird lyrically (again Beatlesque) and we will leave the interpretation up to you. We hope you “like” it and welcome any and all comments and critiques.
I really love what Matt and I do and hope we can get a band together and see where that leads. Hopefully to Leeds – England. Hopefully a carnival will be in town – you'll see. Hopefully!