Mixing & Mastering.
Down to the wire / making last minute adjustments.
Even with all the preparation we had earlier this year, it's in pure "Allred" fashion that we submitted the record an hour before the deadline. Mitch hardly slept for a week. But he made "Brave New World" my pinnacle release. Listening back to the final mixes in the car on our way to In-N-Out, we knew that was it, the record is done.
How lucky I am to have made this record, at this time, with these people. There's something predestined about it all. In one month, these songs are no longer mine. They are yours. I gave it all I could. And I hope it shows.
On top of that. A video was shot in the midst of the mixing process. My old friend Trent Michael Davis, not only shot the album photos but directed the "Golden" music video.
Holding back tears has been a regular occurrence making this record. It's been a hard month for my family and I can't help but think of them while listening on play back. Hearing a 5 piece string section play along to a song I've performed so many different ways. But we finally did it. Captured the moment I moved out here. When I left my past behind with a forgiving heart and a open mind. To forge a new future. February 3rd can't come soon enough.