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I'm pretty excited for this. Feels like it's been a long time since Wes Anderson came out with a new movie.
In other news, if you keep checking in on the Sucré blog, you just may catch an album teaser soon... We had a Skype chat last night and nailed down our plans for the next few months leading up to the release. We are going to do our best to keep you all entertained while you wait for the album to come out. Hope you all have a great weekend.
PS. It appears that I have some more free downloads available for the new Fort Christmas song. If you scroll down the page, you can download it from the player.
I have a bit of exciting news to share with you today. It looks like I will be joining Canon Blue these next couple of months as they tour with MuteMath! I will not be performing as myself, but I will be playing some keys and running samples for the opening set. If you are not familiar with Canon Blue, you can check out their tunes here. Here are a few highlights from the upcoming album:
Elsie and I were doing some thrifting today, and had an interesting conversation. It appears that both of us get emails regularly from people wanting to know the answer to one question- "How did you get where you are today?". For this blog post, I will ignore the fact that it feels a little bit arrogant for me to even answer the question, and I will answer it. I'll try to keep it simple.
1. I don't believe in getting your "One Big Break". You have to put yourself into positions where you can get one of the ten thousand "Little Breaks" that you need to move forward.
2. I don't care what you say, most everything is a "Little Break". No single opportunity has ever panned out to be much more than a small stepping stone in my career- including TV and film placements.
3. I've done TONS and tons of free work for people to build up my resume. I spent years of my life working for free, and now I am getting paid.
4. I have friends that are more famous than me, and I'm not talking about people I made friends with to get an opportunity. I made real genuine friendships with people that I respected.
5. I developed a skill that not a whole lot of people can do- I write, record, and perform string arrangements by myself. This has taken me years of my life, and I will continue working on this for the rest of my life.
That's it. It's near impossible for anyone to say they have become "the best" in their field, but it's a reasonable goal to be the "hardest working" in your field.
I thought I'd share a few photos from the shoot we did last week. Elsie did all of them, and we couldn't be more pleased.
We've been really overwhelmed by the response from all of you, and we can't thank you enough. We've already started talking about shows and what to do with the rest of this year. Anyone want to cast their vote for where we do our album release show?
What a week. As I mentioned in the previous post, we have finished the Sucre album! What I didn't tell you is that Darren is an over-achiever and decided today that we should add one more bit of music to end the album... So I'm gonna get to work on that tomorrow.
This week we did several photo shoots, a music video, and talked a lot about the future. I have a feeling this is going to be one of the best years of my life. I just have to mention that none of the progress we made this week would have been possible without the help of my AMAZINGLY talented wife Elsie. It's a dream to get to work on a project together.
And thanks to the very talented Brook Linder for helping us with the video shoot! Brook, the video wouldn't have been the same without you and Clay. Thanks a ton!
Thanks for reading.
PS. If you're coming here for the first time from the Sucre blog and are curious about my other music, click here: