Quite often we’ve been asked “Why haven’t we released ‘Tropical’ yet?”, “What’s taking so long?”. We’ve never really answered with anything else but “soon ;)”, which really isn’t a great answer. So, it’s my aim today to explain to you the process, start to finish, of releasing one of our songs, in hopes of helping you understand why we can’t always drop new records.
Step 1 – Writing the song
Probably the hardest part of the process is writing something we all like and we are all 100% happy with. I don’t think we’ve ever been to the studio with a song we’ve all loved. Our writing process can sometimes take us a month or two to finish a song. Unlike some bands from the start of writing songs we demo everything that we do and every idea we have so that we can listen and compare to different things extremely easy. Also unlike some bands we’re lucky to have the space and the equipment to do this without any cost.
Once we have a complete demo produced by us that sounds killer, we send it off to our producer who tells us his opinion and whether we should record it or wait till another time and focus on another song! If he’s as excited as we are about the song we book into to record!
Step 2 – Recording the song