Ravenhill is currently in the studio working on their new album. Here’s an update on the progress so far.
For the past three weeks I have been making the drive from Southern Illinois (where I live) to Nashville, Tennessee (Where Josh, Brady & Aaron live, also where we’re recording). The three hour drive each way gives me time to reflect back on where we started as a band several years ago when Josh, Brady & I worked at Applebee’s together and Josh would sing early snippets of Ravenhill songs while cooking on the line, trying to convince me to join his band full time. I am so glad that I did. I am so thankful for the guys that I share this band with, our shared goals, our late night conversations, all our inside jokes that only grow more ridiculous with time, the long drives, and of course the music we create together. I couldn’t ask for better guys to share all of this with. They are my brothers.
So as I drive 3 hours each way once a week, and sleep each night on Brady’s floor replaying all my guitar parts over and over in my head, because I have to track them the following morning, I think about these things. I think about where we’ve been and I dream about where we’re going. I think about these things to remind myself how far we’ve come. I think about these things to remind myself that I can do this, and more importantly we can do this. I don’t know what the future holds for us, but I am confident that if it holds nothing else it will all still have been more than worthwhile.
But anyways, back to the record. Recording has been rewarding, challenging, stressful and joyful. We have pushed ourselves to be better and we have been brought closer together in this process. We think it’s all sounding great, and we’re in no way biased on this matter.
We are so blessed to be working with Mitch. He has been patient and encouraging while also pushing us to become better at our craft. His influence has strengthened our songs and it will definitely show through on the record. He also introduced us to Ethiopian and Thai food, which is something.
So far we have drums, bass, keys, and most of the guitar completely tracked for the 10 songs we’re going to put on the record. Next week, Josh is going to add his vocals and some more guitar and then we’re going to do backing vocals, stomps, clamps, tambourines and all that good stuff.
We don’t know when the record will come out for sure yet, but I assure you it will be worth the wait!
Thank You and God Bless,