Can you talk to us more about your latest single “The Water Table”?
“The Water Table” is a new track off of a two song EP titled Where I Am Without You that we put out a few weeks ago. It’s a song about love and finding balance between your own insecurities and learning how to love yourself as much as you love the person you’re with.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
The honest answer is I had a few drinks one night with my girlfriend B and I just couldn’t help but feel totally overwhelmed by how much I love her and the next thing I know I wrote the chorus for “The Water Table” the day after.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
There were definitely some talk about doing a video for this song and hopefully nice we get all the details sorted we’ll be able to do that! It’s an idea that we’ve been talking about for a long time and we’re getting close and I’m very excited.
The single comes off your new album Where I Am Without You – what’s the story behind the title?
It’s just about all of the things that happen in your life when you’re with and without the person closest to you. From time spent at work to having to sleep in separate beds to the arguments you don’t want to have but happen anyway.
How was the recording and writing process?
The recording process honestly went quick because we were able to record these songs in about three days aside from a separate day for more vocals. The writing process was just as quick because these songs sort of just happened in a matter of about two weeks over the winter before our tour with Rich People. We were able to write the songs, play them and perfect them on tour, and then bring them straight to Matt. The fluidity of the process really threw us off but I think it’s awesome that we were able to write two more incredibly fun songs following our EP we put out last summer. I like the idea of being a band that always has something in our back pocket and I’m very thankful that we’ve been able to maintain that throughout our time as a band.
What was it like to work with Matt Lagattuta and how did that relationship develop?
I’ve known Matt since I was 15 years old because he had recorded Jon and I’s first band. Matt has always been an incredibly supportive figure for us as a band and a huge influence on me personally on all matters related to being in a band and is a true musician, artist, and friend in every sense. From album and band recommendations to the advice that he would give me about taking myself seriously as a musician. Working with Matt on these two new songs after having worked together so many times before only enriched the entire process and brought the songs to a whole new level of intimacy and meaning.
How much did he influence the album?
It’s funny because I feel like each time we come back to Matt he has less and less to contribute and influence which is an incredible feeling. Knowing that someone who used to willingly guide us through song structure and tempo now trusts what we’ve brought to him shows just how much he’s sincerely influenced our band.
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
The inspiration comes from just being in relationships and reflecting on the things that did and didn’t work and thinking too long about the reasons why.
Any plans to hit the road again?
Absolutely! Definitely some smaller mid summer plans and bigger ones by the end of this year and early next year!
What else is happening next in Table Talk’s world?
Nothing but writing and preparing for the next few months!