Out of our hands...
That’s it. About an hour ago, I sent off the final two songs to be mixed. There’s still work left to do, of course. Mastering and packaging… music videos and online campaigns. But the album itself has left our hands. And it’s now in the phenomenal mixing hands of John Spiker. Thus far, he has mixed 4 of the 9 songs that will compromise “Ocean Blue, Velvet Skies” and we couldn’t be happier!
It’s been a long road, but Maddie and I are feeling very positive about this album. "Ocean Blue, Velvet Skies" is our idea of what a sunset sounds like. Saying that is pretty lofty, but it’s the image we had in our heads working on this record. 30+ songs demoed, constant talks with our manager to refine the sound and vision, and now the big payoff: hearing the final tracks.
We have some shows coming up this November and December… and we have a music video to make. The first single off ‘Ocean Blue, Velvet Skies’ probably won’t appear until February… but we’ll be furiously busy until then. There’s always a lot going on behind the scenes, to get things moving.
I’ve been writing songs for our next album too, and I feel like it will be a great next step that takes what 'OBVS’ does and travels into a new direction. Ultimately, this is where my brain really is right now. Wrote a song last night that has really excited me, called 'Someone to Break my Heart’.