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GOING BEHIND THE SCENES TO GET YOU AHEAD OF THE CURVE By Andrew Greer
IN THE STUDIO
ALBUM TITLE: Stories
RELEASE DATE: June 22, 2010
RECORDING STUDIO: Chris Stevens’ studio, Franklin, Tenn.
PRODUCERS: Chris Stevens
NUMBER OF SONGS: 10
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: We had a really good idea of the
direction we wanted to take things this time. We wanted to
keep elements from the ﬁ rst record while expanding it; we
wanted to sound more mature. We wrote a ton of songs and
slowly whittled them down until we had the ten that everyone
was super excited about. –Ryan Simmons (guitar/vocals/piano)
MUSICAL CHAIRS: We incorporated a wide range of styles. There are very
catchy pop/rock songs but also some texture-ﬁ lled slow songs that really
make Jenny’s voice shine. We wanted something that teenagers would
listen to but also people our age and older would enjoy. –R.S.
BEAUTY FROM ASHES: It’s cool to have people say they like our music but
I don’t know if I really felt the reach of our music until the night [our bus
burned to the ground]. We were blown away with the amount of people
from all over the country who helped us. The night after the ﬁ re I listened
to the new album start to ﬁ nish and couldn’t believe all the lines that
directly addressed the pain we were going through and encouraged us to
keep going. –R.S.
FIREFIGHTERS: It’s been amazing to see how God provided for us before
[the ﬁ re] happened. TobyMac was going to record “Fight Another Day” but
he really felt like the song was ours. We fell in love with it right away. In
light of the RV ﬁ re the chorus words are amazing: “Do you feel the ﬁ re when
the ﬂ ame gets hot/Are you living every day like it’s the last you’ve got/Will you
walk away when the ﬁ re gets hot/Or ﬁ ght another day?” –R.S.
Travis Lawrence of Addison Road
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