Friday, February 11, 2011

Heading back to the studio

So it's been a little while since I have taken some time to really get down in the studio and work on my own material, but I am finally heading back into the studio this weekend to put down some of the final tracks for what will be a full length album. Those who know me well and have been following my career for a while know that this has been a long time coming! The last few years have been something of an emotional roller coaster for me, and my plans have gotten derailed more than once. But now I am finally getting back on track and it's time to take this thing into overdrive and get it done!

I have been so blessed to have worked with so many great musicians and to have had so many wonderful musical experiences over the years, and I really want this new project to be a reflection of that experience. There will be some old favorites on there, for those who have been following the band for a while. There will be a few new tasty treats on there too.

One of the tracks I am really excited about is actually a reworking of an old song that I wrote back in the day when I used to be with a group called Dr. Smooth. It's got a serious party vibe, and I think that breathing new life into this old groove is going to really help a add a new dimension to the album and to live sets as well. I can't WAIT to get to play this one on stage!!

Also I am excited about a ballad I wrote called "Late Every Evening." I have performed the song live a few times and it always seems to go over really well. The track I produced for it has kind of a jazzy-neo-soul vibe to it, and I think it's going to compliment some of the funk-cookers I've got going on (every album needs at least ONE slow jam, right??)

There is a lot more I want to say about it, but I am going to wait until I've got a few more tracks in the can first. Don't wanna jinx myself!! Thank you all so much for your support, it means the world. Stay tuned for more updates soon!!

Peace and blessings,
Big Ben

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