I got to spend some time with our Producer Tom at the studio this week and go through the songs we plan on recording in September. It felt good to sit down with another songwriter and go through the material. Tom is an excellent guitarist and songwriter and has played in some awesome bands over the years. He can also be seen playing guitar in the fictional band Sideboob in Orange Is The New Black. Except for a few minor changes in how I strummed some of my “made-up” chords we were good to go. We chose the five songs we plan to focus on and two other possible songs. We will then return at a later date to finish the album with the remaining songs. ┬áHere are the solid five:

1) Home

2) Free From Harm

3) Silent Moon

4) A Better Life

5) Between The Sun & Candlelight

Only ‘A Better Life’ has not been played live and is still being ‘tweaked’.

After hashing out the songs we grabbed a beer at Hoboken’s only true dive bar DC’s Tavern which is a block away. It’s an awesome bar and I’m looking forward to having a cold one after each long day of recording.

I was a little anxious about switching studios, the quality of the material and dealing with bouts of writer’s block but as we approach the recording date I’m feeling damn good about it all. Everything has worked out fine and I’m looking forward to the new adventures opening up for Supersmall.