Even though it won’t be out until 2018 at the soonest, Wall Street will always be a 2015 album to me. So much of it was dreamed up and written that year. So much was inspired by how I felt during that time.

It’s interesting to record and execute on an album inspired by feelings that are far behind you.

Session Notes: 2017/04/07

  • Song Fourā€”like all of themā€”proves to be harder to execute than initially imagined.
  • It’s really hard to commit something that has been bouncing around in your head for over two years.
  • It’s becoming abundantly clear that I really want to be making Album NĀŗ5, but I really want to HEAR Album NĀŗ4 exist. So I have to work through it. It will be worth it, but I am scared that it’s not going to be what I have been dreaming of for so long.
  • Guide tracks are inā€”percussion session tomorrow and Sunday. Instruments (some) go in next week.
  • I need to approach this in the way that I did with Claye during the early 2014 run: Relaxed four hour sessions several times a week with one main goal per session (record the bass, record the saxes, etc.). Otherwise, I just overwhelm myself. I need to approach it more pragmatically, it’s just hard to get started when I don’t know if any of my ideas areĀ going to actually work in practice.