Why, hello there. Welcome to my musings. I figure I’ll post my thoughts every once and awhile bc, why not? I’m a pretty neat dude with rad thoughts.
People come up to me often and say – Hey Thor, why do you write such sad music? And to that I say – Bc I’m real. Hahaha! Let me elaborate. At the time Graves Like Oceans was written I wasn’t super happy. Also, let me point out that the album itself was written in bits and pieces over 3-4 years. So it wasn’t like I was sulking around like a mongoloid that whole time, but there were definitely days where I wasn’t at my optimal pleasant self. Most also seem to assume that the whole album is about one person. And to that I say – NAY! It is mostly about one person, but it’s about other things too.. Like me graduating college and trying to figure out what I’m supposed to do with my life. But alas, it’s been quite some time since any of that really applied to me anymore and I’ve definitely moved on to bigger, better and other things in my life. Ie. I got married to a lovely lady. wink.
My ultimate music goal though, is to write a song everyone will make everyone sad. Why? Bc if you think about it – a wonderful sad song can make you remember, make you happy, comfort you bc you feel like someone understands… there’s a wide range of things it can provoke. Whereas a happy song … well.. they make you happy.. I tell ya what, if I was depressed I wouldn’t be listening to ‘Call Me Maybe’. Upbeat songs block emotion. They’re one dimensional to me. But they’re good to have around.
Which leads me to what kind of stuff the band has been working on.
We wrote upbeat music! WHOOOOOAA! Haha.. We have 3 songs that we recorded upstate that are pretty pop-centric. We’re pretty proud of them and I think it’ll surprise a lot of people what we were able to do.. Of the three, a song entitled ‘Empires’ is my favorite.. It’s a great mix of harmonies, sounds and movements. I’m pumped to have everyone hear it once it’s done being mixed/mastered by our friend Nate of Underwater Tiger.
So when will you hear these tunes? Well, we’ve kinda been playing 2 of them at live shows. But to hear all three, we have a show in November in NYC with Brookline Drive @ Bowery Electric, December with Say Chancex @ Rams Head in Baltimore and January with Yellowcard @ 9:30 Club. Hooray!
That’s it for now..