“I don’t know/where the future/is all going” -Miss Murderer. Yet I do know that in that studio, I felt...at home. What started in an empty coffee-house has grown into something more monumental and more powerful than I could ever have hoped for.
Each song on this album has a very distinct and important story behind it. There's no crap on here. If you want to know the meaning behind my metaphors and why I wrote each one, don't hesitate to ask.
Life is full of bad experiences, the break-ups, the grievings, the failures, like a never-ending pile of unfortunate experiences to overcome.
I, however, will not let this daunt me. This pile of bad experiences is just a pile of lies. Little does the universe know that I am well aware that the journey through life is amazing and wonderful. I can’t let these bad things let me down. Instead, I’ve learned to use my failures to my advantage, recovering stronger than ever before. We have to embrace these bad experiences, because they are part of what defines us.
My music helps me in my journey up the pile, and even though I can’t see the end yet, I’m still smiling. After recording this CD I look back and realize I’ve been having the time of my life.
I’d like to give thanks...
To Jeff Martin, my mentor and friend since I walked in your studio eight years ago. You went from being my teacher to being my partner, but I will always be learning lessons from you. To Joel Carner and Henry Watson, for being absolutely fab. To my wonderful parents, who never stopped telling me to follow my dreams. I would also like to thank: All of my music teachers throughout grade school, Jim Snively, Ty Kellogg, Paul Borger, Lara Talevski and VisualizeNation photography, Joey Ariemma, all the coffee houses in my area, and especially to my friends for your love and support even when I drag you out to all my shows.
released August 14, 2012
Recorded at Bad Racket Recording Studio in Cleveland, Ohio. Engineered and mixed by James Kananen. Mastered at Cauliflower Audio by Adam Boose.
HENRY WATSON: PIANO, VIRTUAL/MIDI INSTRUMENTS
JEFFREY L. MARTIN: BASS
JOEL CARNER: DRUM KIT, CAJON, BONGOS, CONGAS, SHAKER, TAMBOURINE
CHRISTIAN L. WATSON: VOCALS, GUITAR, UKULELE, HARMONICA
All songs written by Christian L. Watson.
Photography by Lara Talevski and www.visualizenation.com
Album graphic design by Christian L. Watson
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