A couple weeks ago Isabelle and I started writing another new song, titled Overtime. This one came from a late night jam, where we were just messing around looking for new sounds and ideas. Isabelle started singing "overtime, on my mind" and we both thought it was a funny thing to sing about. (Juice has the week before been doing a lot of driving for his work and mentioned how at least he was getting overtime for the hours wasted in traffic etc). However, when we came back to the idea a few nights later I think we both recognized there was something more to it.
Two night ago we were working on it more and Juice came into the studio and offered to track live drums overtop of the programmed beats. The addition of his playing gave the track a lot more energy, and then he recorded a few passes on guitar to expand the sound even more.
We're getting close with a few other ideas simultaneously. I think September will be a very productive month to finalizing several songs, including a couple instrumental dance tracks that are sounding better than anything we've put together in that style yet. One is currently titled "Dasmascus, From the Airport, By Cab" and the other "Do the Right Thing." Very fun.
The album is taking shape and the scope of the sound is starting to make sense. I think we'll have our greatest work yet when it's all done. We are playing with the idea a re-recording a couple songs from Crumbing Hearts in order to capture the energy the live band has created with them, especially Glasgow which sounds phenomenal with all our energies going.
Anyway, just a short note today, as we're heading out to enjoy the beach for one of the last times this season.
Stay well, thanks for reading.