FAQ’s: “How many songs? Are they originals? What style?”

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013

IMG_3044As we’ve walked through the process, we’ve had several people ask us some GREAT questions! So we are taking the opportunity to answer a couple of questions each day or so to fill you in on all the fun we had!

You can see the other questions:
1. How’d it go?

2. What did recording week look like?

3. What’s next in the recording process?

Question 4: How many songs?

Ooooooo…this was a tough one.

The quick answer:  Seven songs

The not-so-quick answer: This part of the process really took some serious prayer and questioning. Questions like, “How many songs does the Lord want us to communicate on the CD?” “Can we afford 12 well-produced songs?” “Will people listen to all 12 songs if they can purchase a song individually?” “Could we limit ourselves to only 5 songs if we released an EP?”

As the prayers were laid before the Lord and we had some great conversations with trusted peeps, it slowly became clear that we needed to take the EP route (a musical recording that contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify as a full studio album or LP). We decided to move forward with producing a quality CD that effectively communicated seven of our strongest songs.

Question 5: Are the songs on the album “originals”?

Answer: Yes

Question 6: What musical “style” is your record?

Answer: Bwahahaha. As we try to label our music, we feel as if it’s like trying to choose your favorite Blue Bell ice cream: nearly impossible.

We should probably ask our producer how he would label our music. But until then, we’ll just share with you some peeps whose music we really enjoy right now and have influenced our style. (We’ll ask our producer later :))

Shane & Shane
Needtobreathe
City Harmonic
Christy Nockels
Jimmy Needham
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Passion Worship Leaders

IMG_3740Kert also has an affinity for the B3 organ, Rhodes organ and the Wurlitzer; so those sounds are present in several of the songs.

We haven’t heard the final mixes yet. We anticipate getting to hear them in early October. Once we hear the finals, we’ll have a better idea for a stylistic “label.” We can tell you though, that what we’ve heard so far has us really, really, REEEEEALLY excited!

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