Album Title & Art!
I just wanted to share with you the title and artwork for my upcoming album.
The name for my upcoming album is Twelve Stories. The title and art were inspired by a book by J.D. Salinger called Nine Stories. I was impressed by Nine Stories the first time I read it; not only were the stories great, but the title was an unapologetic and straightforward description of exactly what you were getting. In short, there was no illusion that you were getting a novel.
In trying to come up with a project title, I kept circling back to the notion that the songs on the record were not written with the intention of being placed next to each other on an album. I'm not saying this in a negative way; I am equally proud of every song on Twelve Stories. The fact is, though, that some of these songs were written years earlier than others, and many things have changed in between them. Because of this, I chose to go the Salinger route and embrace the differences between the songs rather than try to shove them into the same category.
Now, there are some themes to be found, some nods from song to song, and even a piece written as an intro to the next. But even taking that into account, these feel like twelve different stories to me, and that's what I'm going to call them.
As far as when it will be out... I'll keep you posted.
I hope you all are half as excited about this as I am!