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After countless hours of recording in my dorm, closet, parent’s house, attic, car, apartment and anywhere else I could find, I’m finally done with this damn thing. It’s been just about everything it could be for me: fun, frustrating, inspiring, discouraging, but most importantly it’s been a really cathartic experience that has helped me recover from a really bad spot in a rewarding way. Looking back on it now, it’s hard for me to even understand these songs because I’ve become so divorced from the feelings that inspired them, but he’s not with us anymore serves as a perfect snapshot of last winter when I hated love and constantly felt like a horrible human being. I could write a whole book about this album and what it means but it’s probably better that I let the music speak for itself. Yeah.
Special thanks to:
Rachel Sigal for putting up with the noise when she lived in the dorm next to me and for being a great and supportive girlfriend (and my first patron on Patreon) as I completed this album.
Grant Givens for helping write the early completely unrecognizable version of summer and telling me it was too good of a song for Lucky Death Princess Squad Go! Go! Go!
Madeline Jackson for her feedback on summer that gave me the kick I needed to finish this whole album and for that one time she came over to play Mario Party 2
Cole McClendon for letting me borrow his mics and instruments constantly
Nik Clay and everyone else at Petal Port for providing me with a platform to make this album a bigger deal than I thought it could be
And finally everyone else who gave me feedback or encouragement or just told me that everything’s gonna be ok.