After an awesome weekend away filled with much inspiration, fun and writing lyrics on the train, I was back to the studio this week straight into recording the new Better Than The Book Album! Lots of updates to give this morning before I get back to it for the rest of the day! Much to tell :D
Firstly a little update on writing progress. Currently 7/9 of the songs are lyrically finished, with one only needing a verse and a half, and the other just 2 verses left (+ ???). Not much left to do, and I can start the instrumentals in the mean time, but I should get onto that soon. Still a lot of the instrumental stuff to polish too, but the rough gist of things is done. It's going well.
Onto this week's RECORDING PROGRESS: Guitars, Bass and Drums have been tracked for 4/9 tracks so far (minus a guitar solo) + some of the little extra things like keys etc... I'll either go onto record vocals for those tracks next, or I'll go for the next track of instrumental work. We shall see! When the recording stage is finished very much depends on when I finish off the lyrics, but I think it's well on target for a release before the end of the year. Gotta keep up the pace!
Finally! Since recording has started, it feels like a good time to make an album title announcement! Funny story, right after I made the announcement that I'd be announcing the album title today, I had a chat with my brother and mentioned the name to him. His reply was; "Oh, I thought it was called ... ", and I was like: "Whoa! That's so much better!", to which he replied "Thought it was obvious...". I'm glad I had that talk before today. Cheers Bro! XD
SO!!! The 2nd Better Than The Book Album will not be named after track 3 as previously planned, and will be titled instead after one of the first lyrics I can up with for it, which sums up what the album is all about:
Better Than The Book - "Two Years On"
It follows from the "One Small Step EP" too :D
That's it for this week. I was debating announcing a partial track list too, though I'll save it for another time ;P. Back to recording for the rest of the working day! I wonder what fruit will be harvested in this session :D
Hope you're all stoked for the new album and as always thank you for supporting my projects and JabunAudio. Until next Saturday, take care :D
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