I'm very excited to announce that on November 19th, 2013 I will be releasing new music as Backseat Goodbye for the first time in over two years!
First, on the date just mentioned, I'll be releasing a new EP titled, How To Be Alone, featuring 4 brand new songs (you can see the cover art for this to the right). Then, at the beginning of next year, I'll be releasing my 4th full-length album, Futures and Pasts, which is going to be a very special album.
See, 2014 will mark the 10 year anniversary of me starting Backseat Goodbye in my college apartment. (Don't worry, I can't believe it's been 10 years either.) So, I wanted to do something special. I've always been proud of the songs I've written that made Backseat somewhat popular… However, when I go back and listen to them (keep in mind, these songs were originally recorded TEN years ago on a laptop) they just don't feel like I've done the songs themselves justice production-wise. So, the full-length album will be made up of 10 to 12 tracks, with half being brand new songs that I'm EXTREMELY excited about. The other half will be made up of your favorite Backseat songs like "Technicolor Eyes", "Hey", & others, except I'll be re-recording them and making them sound the way I meant them to in the first place. In a way, the full-length will be a celebration of tomorrow and where I plan to take Backseat Goodbye musically for years to come… But also a celebration of what got me here… Hence the title, "Futures and Pasts".
The past few years have seen a bit of a lull for Backseat, in that I've been paying a bit more attention to my new solo work under my real name. And while I'm still fully dedicated to that new music, I've really found a new passion for Backseat again. So you can be on the lookout for a complete re-birth of Backseat Goodbye. I'll be launching my new website, online store, and even announcing a few special shows quite soon to celebrate this comeback of sorts.
Here's to tomorrow.