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going behind the scenes to get you ahead of the curve by andrew greer
in the studio
ALBUM TITLE: Leaving Eden
RELEAsE DATE: January 2011
REcoRDIng sTUDIo: Glorified Mono (Dan
Muckala’s Studio), Franklin, Tenn.
PRoDUcERs: Dan Muckala
nUMBER of songs: 11
song scRAPBook: I love songwriting. For me,
records take the shape of a yearbook—reflecting
on places I’ve been, things I’ve learned and
people who have influenced me. I like giving a
snapshot of the moment. I experienced some
pretty life-changing things while making this
record and some of them show up in the songs.
PoP co-PILoT: I write songs with a singer/songwriter vibe. Dan [Muckala] gets a hold of them and takes them to
Pop Land! He’s really responsible for my sound. He lets me do what I do, and I let him do what he does. It’s a great
partnership. – B.H.
HIT PREssURE: I don’t let radio affect me too much as far as delivering a smash. In the past, it’s always worked out just
to do what I do. My singles tend to be a little left of center anyways, so it’s nice to stay in a place of exploration rather
than familiarity. –B.H.
gREAT ExPEcTATIons: This was not an easy record; I had to internally dig deeper to find the songs. I thought I was
done writing back in March, but my producer and label weren’t convinced. I had a couple of hard moments in the studio,
but after pushing through and continuing to write, the songs written later have become my favorites. –B.H.
sTUDIo snAcks: Bananas Foster and PB&J in a tortilla shell! –B.H.
For more information on Brandon, visit brandonheath.net.