My new album, Habitual Salvation, is currently available for pre-order. The first two tracks, “Pour Me A River” and “Better When You’re Strange,” are available for immediate download with the pre-order. The album is out November 29.
There is a playful side and a more somber side to these tracks, which were recorder live, just the songs and an acoustic guitar, in the iZotope studios in Cambridge, MA in the spring of 2019. I recorded fifteen songs in one seven-and-a-half hour session, ten of which will appear on the album.
These are raw takes, no more than two or three attempts per song, with a single overdub (for background vocals on the title track). “Pour Me A River” is about choosing love over dogma, and the title track, “Habitual Salvation,” is about paying attention to the real world. “Better When You’re Strange” celebrates oddity, and “Who Wants To Die Happy?” is my attempt to write an upbeat song the night before the sessions to pep things up a bit. “Time To Go South” is about a time I was close to death, and it felt like a slapstick movie.