heres my entire purpose for starting one of these.. i want to go into detail, exactly what each and every Me Vs Myself song means to me, what was going on in my fucked up head when writing them, and what i hope the world takes from each song. since its extremely fresh in my mind, im gonna start with our brand new record “Where I Am… Where I Want to be” and everything that went into this record. then ill break it down to individual songs!
so much to say about this 5 track record… since starting this band, i/we have yet to stop writing. whether its on a bar napkin opposite the side of a girls phone number given to me the night before, or into my iphone, or beaten into my brain over and over so i dont forget, writing never stops. “Seasons” was a learning process for me… we were still learning to work as a team, adjusting to me as a new guitarest and song writer. but i think all of that made that record special. this new record was different! we had a couple years under our belts and really fine tuned our sound. as everyone knows, we were MID writing for a full length record when the idea of dropping an EP came into play. so we had an insane amount of songs to choose from. as a songwriter you have these weird connections with your songs… i thought long and hard for weeks, thinking what songs need to be on this EP. im pretty sure at one point the list i had didnt have any of these 5 songs on it. but once this track listing came up, we knew it was solid.
so we have the 5 songs we want to track and now need someone to record it… as most know, our buds in The Goo Goo Dolls have been so extremely amazing to us, and have had us out to their studio in buffalo before. their in house engineer, Justin Rose, was someone we hit it off with from day one. not only is he so stupidly talented, hes super fast. we hit justin up and talked about how we needed to do this asap, and we wanted to do it with him. so a couple weeks later, we were on a jet headed to the east coast.
the solid week we spent recording this record was unreal! Sex, Drugs, Jack Daniels… LOTS OF JACK DANIELS! and of course ROCK n ROLL! im pretty sure sleep is the only thing we didnt really do. since we had been playing these songs for a year already, the tracking process was super smooth! this was the first time in my musical career that we actually finished with time left to kill. it was, to say the least, a dream session…
out of that party of a week, came “Where I Am… Where I Want To Be”, the record im so extremely proud of!