Hi Tedo, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Thank you so much! All things considered I have been great. Been able to spend a lot of time with my wife and kids and just figuring out how to promote an album in this new era for music. Appreciate you supporting us.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Town After Town”?
The song is the last single we are releasing from my new album Same Old Kid. The album is officially out 7/10 and can’t wait to have it out there. We’ve put a lot of love into these songs and I think it is my best offering to date. “Town After Town” is an interesting one. It’s the oldest song on the album and it is the final track. It also rocks the hardest. I wrote it years ago back when Clay (Houle of The Artisanals) was in the band and we came up with the song together. My producer/co-writer/guitarist for Same Old Kid, Drew Beskin, always loved that song and had to basically demand we put it on the album. It wasn’t vibing originally for me but of course once we finished it was a favorite and we started ending our shows with it. Shows how much I know. I was sitting on gold!
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Its just about the grind of being a musician and comparing it to the still life with your family and those feelings mixed together to create this character who I guess is me or a fictional version of me in the future.
The single comes off your new album Same Old Kid – what’s the story behind the title?
My wife and I recently had our third child. The whole album is about balancing being a family man while still wrestling and taming the creative side of me that wants to write and sing songs. There can be balance and satisfaction in being fulfilled in both areas. I am so thankful to be able to experience both and thankful to my family for supporting me.
How was the recording and writing process?
Most of the songs were written with Drew (Beskin) at my house as sort of a pre-production which was a new method for me. We both knew the songs well and them brought them to the band in the studio and we recorded off the fly and trusted everyone’s first instincts. It was a blast.
Any plans to hit the road?
Hoping to eventually once the world gets a little back to normal. We really want to play some of these new songs live. We might be releasing the album on 7/10 but we know there will be a bit of a delay before we can officially celebrate. Who knows, maybe we will have another new batch of songs by then.