They say good things take time. So what about great things? Because that’s what this next album is going to be – and that’s why it takes time. But don’t fret: we’re on the home stretch. Recordings are almost done, and then all that’s left to do is mixing & mastering.
Sometimes the first spark of ideas goes through a tremendous metamorphosis on its way to the final version. A perfect example is «Manmade Boxes». This song has come a long way, standing on the outskirts at first, but growing on me more and more along the process.
«Manmade Boxes» is about us, the urban people. We stand in line, try to conquer daily grind and make a stand so we’re not getting squashed into these square boxes that we've built ourselves. Because being part of a community doesn't mean you're just a small wheel in a giant machine. We're individuals, connecting through what makes each of us unique. Or as Bernie Sanders would say: We're in this together.
Now you know what the song is about – but what will it sound like? I can’t play it to you just yet, but I promise it’s intense. It’s dark and haunting, unformed and yet strongly rhythmic. The song had moodswings, starting out like an echo and ending with a bang. Right now we’re working on that band. This is where Marc and André beat the sh**t out of their drum kits.
Does that sound like a pop-radio-single? Nope, it doesn’t. And that’s OK. It’s not important if this song will be played on the radio. Because sometimes life is about energy, not about being pretty and beautiful and nice and what have you. Sometimes, when you feel like being bold, you should just go for it. We all should from time to time. Do what’s right for you, and only you. Trust me: it feels great.