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Summer update - New album in the works

Hey guys,

 

I hope this finds you well & that you're enjoying the summer!

 

Apologies for the recent lack of updates - after a few intense weeks of writing for the new album I decided to take some time off to clear my head, and get some distance to the stuff I've come up with so far. 

 

Dunno about you, but for me taking a step back every now and then to gain perspective on what I'm doing is vital & really helpful. It's easy to lose track of the big picture when you're making an album (especially when you're wearing a lot of hats), so stepping away for a little while enables you to approach the creative process with a better overview & fresh ears again.

 

Speaking of new material - I have 5 songs that are more or less done at the moment, and my aim is to have another 4-5 songs written by the end of summer/early fall. I'm sort of a slow writer, not because I lack ideas, I just tend to be very picky. Though I generally see that as a good thing (doing stuff in a half-assed, haphazard sort of manner is a definite no-go for me!), the negative aspect of it is that it slows down the process, which sadly means that it takes longer before you guys actually get to hear the end result! Ah, perfectionism.. both a blessing & a curse...!

 

Quite a few of you have been asking me about special guest appearances, and while I do have some exciting collaborations planned, I think I will have to take a rain check on telling you as I'm still in writing mode & kinda figuring everything out right now... you'll just have to wait!

 

What else? Ah, yes, the album will be titled Equanimity, and I'm hoping for an early 2013 release (if everything goes according to plan). Judging from past experiences I wouldn't be too surprised if there's some sort of delay along the way though.. haha.

 

On a slightly different note - the audio player (located 2nd from the top in the right column of the website) has been updated, so now you can share songs with your friends on Facebook, something I really encourage you to do! Your help in spreading the gospel, so to speak, really is invaluable to me. Without you guys listening to, talking about & buying the music I wouldn't be able to put out these records, so I am truly grateful & appreciative of your support in my musical endeavors. 

 

Also, I would like to thank you once again for the encouragement & plain cool vibes you keep sending my way, it means a lot to hear from you and to know that there's people all around the globe that appreciate the music I make. It really inspires & fuels me to work even harder at coming up with the best music I possibly can for you guys!

 

Ok, that's all for now, I'll keep you updated as things progress. In the meantime, enjoy the music, share it with your friends, and feel free to direct them to my website, Facebook, and Twitter page! As the saying goes, the more the merrier!!

 

Have a great rest of the summer everyone!!!

 

Best,

J

 

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