I Dare You
Pop - Alternative
"This album is really special to me - it took a lot of hard work and the help of so many people. What I really love about it is we recorded real live music right off the floor with live musicians then recorded live to tape to get the sound we wanted - Thank you Armoury Studios!
We went to the studio with the bare bones of the songs and sat down with the musicians (bass, drums, guitar and keys) to really flesh them out. They had only heard demos of the songs a few days before we turned on the microphones, so we all worked together creating the sounds that you now hear on the record. We made our way through every song, working closely with the each other and sharing ideas for the feel of each song. It was an incredibly organic and creative happening with many of the songs turning out quite differently and even better than we'd originally imagined.
After all the beds (underscore) were laid down, we brought in some more substance with horns and strings. We also added the sound of some unique instruments, such as the melodica in 'Secret to Tell' and the hurdy gurdy at the beginning of 'Don't Forget to Call Me.' Spur of the moment things made the final cut too, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
I Dare You is an amalgamation of many minds and talents, and I'm honoured to have met and worked with all of them."