What's Your Take on the New EP Trend?
12/7/2018 - I’ve always been a big fan of the album. EPs are fine (Just ways to get more active streams and income - oops I said that out loud!). Singles are for those who want to mingle and try to make it big IMO. Throughout my musical “career” (I can laugh at my “has been” status now and you should too!), the album changed from going to Scotti’s Record Shop in Morristown to order the new Limp Bizkit album to free downloads on Napster, to the single on ITunes, to streaming services (how do you sell free music? was the question). I think I will always be a fan of the album as a complete piece of work and a picture of what was happening in my life and around me at the times.
Sunsets (on the Ground) was a reflection of my time in college searching for direction and meaning. Love Reform was an echo of deriving purpose where I felt compelled to acknowledge macro level things that were happening (world, politics) and decide how I wanted to interact with those - for me I settled on caring for those around me.
Which brings us to The Death of Me! Recording the Death of Me (and I will probably find out later on with hindsight clarity where I was really at during this whole experience) has been less about a statement or concept this time, and more about the process itself. Doing so without judgment of self, really looking at the ways you are messy and at the same time celebrating good. It brings about some definite acknowledgement of mediocrity in a lot of ways and success and joy in others. My hope is that the process just mirrors the authentic process of dying to self: hard and exhilarating at the same time! - AH