I’d fallen out of touch with Warner Bros., and that really affected our last two releases, which were total flops.We had a team of me, my management and a Loveway Records staff of two people. I’ll do cardio and strength training in the morning.
It takes more than just I feel like this next year is going to be really great for the band.
We’ve been a little down and out the past few years.
Most likely, it’ll be January, and then we’re looking at a March release date for the album. We’ve got this guy Mark Needham mixing it; he mixed the last Imagine Dragons record, which sounds pretty cool. We’ve got a couple radio songs on it I think would serve us really well on alt radio and could cross over to pop. after three years of me being really stubborn and not really understanding what was going on. I’m a little bummed we didn’t stick to our original plan, but I think people will forget once these albums are out.
It’s taken a lot longer than I originally planned, but it’s been really beneficial for the music for us to take our sweet time. Was taking your time a reaction to the compressed making of the last few albums? I had never done it right—like demoed out songs before we did the record, never done pre-production, never revisited songs with the producer.
Me, personally, I’ve been struggling with issues, but 2013 was a great year for me to get back on my feet.