This album came to being over a lot of anger/frustration/angst, whatever you wanna call it, that came from the events of this year after the release of Tennis Match.
I know it's kind of the polar opposite of that, but being diverse is a goal I've had with this solo project, so I hope that both my current friends and fans enjoy this song as well as bring new people around to my music.
released November 11, 2016
Shout outs to everyone and everything that pushed me into writing this, cause its a banger.
Around the time I started seriously writing this album, I got some really nice help and feedback from this kid I literally just met on Twitter, names Ryan.
He actually gave me feedback and wrote the riff at 0:25 off the title track "Self". Huge props to him and his writing, check him out when he releases his own music - twitter.com/xivryan
I've constantly been bugging my friend Matt about mix and writing critiques with this since I know he'd enjoy it and have good feedback for me. He's ALSO on the title track with some sick vocals for me. Check out his band The Letter 6, they just released a new album and even I'm on it!
I also can't forget about my boys in Pulses. They've also been giving me tons of feedback and support, as well as their drummer, Kevin, creating the album art for me. They write some sick post-hardcore kind of stuff as well and sound a lot like Dance Gavin Dance, if you're into that sort of thing.