An update from Seany D
almost 2 years ago
– Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 12:28:06 AM
Things are moving along pretty well here at Freezepop central. Apologies that this has taken so much longer than we thought it would, but the results will be worth it. It's just a process that cannot be forced. If it could, we would have. Basically every moment of my life is currently spent thinking about this, which is probably not ultra-healthy, but there you have it.
We have a wealth of material, which is kind of a blessing and a curse. We have a few different versions of what we're calling The Main Album and part of the problem is really just making the decisions. There is some comfort in knowing all of the material we like will eventually see release, but the editing/culling process is pretty brutal right now. The album form is really important to us and track sequencing is also a big creative priority, so it's a difficult process. We have a basic structure and we're kind of making substitutions here and there and trying out different orders et cetera.
We have demo vocals left to do on 7-8 more songs then we do final vocals. Liz has been rehearsing along with rough mixes on most of the material for the better part of six months so we're hoping it will go very smoothly (this has worked for us in the past). After that it will be some additional vocal production and some icing on the cake in general then we should be done with the Main Album. As we're mixing we'll be bouncing out final vocals for the remixers. Our plan is to deliver the album to you guys digitally *as soon as we have it back* from mastering, then we do the same process on Album Two (which has been being produced in tandem so tying it up should be short process). In terms of the physical products and the custom songs it's gonna be a bit longer.
Since we have such a surplus, we're also considering our first (basically) instrumental album, which, if it happens, would be sent to you guys as a bonus for your patience. Sort of untested territory, but I think it could work. You can all make '80s pastiche training montage videos and send them in.
We're also beginning to make plans for shows later in 2018 and well into 2019 and 2020. This may include a series of 20th anniversary reunion-type shows with some possible other surprises, but we're still kind of working that out. I'm probably saying all of this too early, but I want you guys to know that discussions have been taking place and things are looking pretty good.
In addition to updating you today I really wanted to say how thankful and absurdly grateful I am that you've been so incredibly patient. I never take anything to do with this band for granted. I've met many of you, which is one of my favorite parts of being in Freezepop, and I hope to meet the rest of you when we start playing shows again. I honestly cant wait to get out on the road in some form or other.
When we started this process we had 60-70 instrumental demos ready to go and I truly thought it would be a no-brainer. Thank you so much for seeing me through this process and being so understanding as I've dealt with some pretty major life events over the last year. It has been overwhelming. If we didn't care what you guys thought we would've put out some inferior version of this record a year ago, but I can't stand the thought of disappointing you with regards to the actual music. Every record we do has to make sense and has to be what we see as an extension of what has come before, creatively. I would have loved for you to hear this thing six months ago, but what's really important is that we make something which will stand the test of time. I don't think we quite had that for this album until recently.
Thanks again, and I hope to see you soon. Your pal, Seany D.