Although I've kept it a secret. People tuned into Instagram live at the studio yesterday to catch the tracking of the last song on the record. GOLDEN. One last time. Being given the chance to do a version at the highest quality with a string section. I'm compelled to take one more crack at it.

If every soul had a song, this would surely would be mine. It was written at a time when I moved 5,000 miles from home, scared, defeated and alone. But I chose to forgive people that caused me so much pain. I can't tell you how many people talk to me about this song on a regular basis and what it means to them.

This is the connection I long for. Through music I can reach a whole other level of communication with others. This is for all of you, these past 13 years that you've been there. It's all come full circle.

Recording backing vocals, piano and electric guitar start next week. Then we'll be on to mixing & mastering.

John Allred

With influences like Bob Dylan and Jimmy Eat World, John Allred has been making music under the moniker "Allred" since the Summer of 2004. Originally from Connecticut, John found a new audience in Utah. A prolific songwriter with 7 full length records under his belt. Over 100,000 records sold independently worldwide and 500,000 song streams. He has toured extensively throughout the US and internationally as far as China. Opening for such notable acts as: Alex Goot, Augustana, Ben Folds, Blink 182, Collective Soul, Dashboard Confessional, Imagine Dragons, Jason Reeves, Matt Nathanson, Neon Trees, Parachute, The Rocket Summer, Relient K, Secondhand Serenade, Taking Back Sunday, Third Eye Blind, and Yellowcard.