Last May when I was tracking the “Drugs” EP, I never envisioned I’d be recording another album just one short year later (a fast turnaround by industry standards). But when you get the opportunity to work with one of The Greats, you do whatever you need to do to make it happen. And so, this May, I am making Nashville my temporary home, and recording a new full-length record with the brilliant and legendary pop-maestro producer Brad Jones (Josh Rouse, David Mead, Over The Rhine) at the renown Alex the Great studios. I still sort of can’t believe I’m here, that’s this is all really happening. Been taking lots of photos these first two days in the studio with Mr. Jones, amidst pre-production, swapping song notes, and secretly singing this Counting Crows song in my head. Alex the Great is one of those studios that just oozes with vibe. It’s filled from top to bottom with cool, vintage touches, from the library/control room (yes, really!), to the cast-iron bat chandalier, to the roses in the courtyard. For those of you familiar with my sun-worshipping tendencies, it should come as no surprise that the courtyard is my favorite spot so far The rest of the band gets here tomorrow, so I’m soaking in the last few moments of having the place to myself before we crank into high gear. Absolutely can’t wait to hear these songs brought to life, and for y’all to hear them later this year!