You’re looking at the final 5 tracks (out of order) off my upcoming concept EP called The Tape, under my new(ish) project name Tree Signs.
After countless hours of brainstorming, writing, rewriting, arranging, practicing, traveling, collaborating, listening, recording, and waiting, this is what exists. Hearing them finished is really weird, but it was on this last listen at the beginning of my 5 hour bus ride home that it hit me. These came out really fucking good. These are the first songs I’ve ever written that meet 100% of my own harsh standards for myself, and they’re ready. And I think I’m ready.
I can’t thank the people who were a part of this enough, and this isn’t even gonna cover half of those people. But I want to try. The songs were changed by every person who came into contact with them, and always for the better. Thank you @mariofuentes.co.uk @gregmcraemusic @drooplet24 @sebv_p @jenniferterkeurst
for performing on them. Thank you @charlesfeig
for recording and mixing them. Thank you @reelroomrecordinglab
for mastering them. Thank you to everyone who played on earlier versions of them, @dohhhkeegan
and so many more.
I find new ways to connect to the lyrics still to this day, and my only desire is that someone else will find their own connections to them as well. The music paints a pretty depressing story, but I think the fictional events and feelings expressed are more relatable and relevant than ever.
The EP will be released soon. Then soon after that I will perform it anywhere I can. Until then, if you want to hear earlier versions of some of the tracks, they’re on my soundcloud in my bio. And if you somehow read this whole half-baked essay and didn’t get bored, thank you for caring. I’ve spent 17 hours of the last 3 days in buses, trains, and subways, cut me some slack.
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