Jul 26, 2012
I’m happy to announce I’ve begun work on a new album. Coming early 2013.
Nov 20, 2011
Backseat Goodbye | Nowhere Kids
Here’s one of the more upbeat tracks from my new album.
Nov 19, 2011
Backseat Goodbye | Happy Human Holiday
Here’s the first single from my new album!
Nov 18, 2011
Backseat Goodbye | Long Night Drive
Just realized I hadn’t shared a full track off my brand new album yet! So, here you go :)
P.S. - Tomorrow I’ll be posting the first single from the album!
Nov 17, 2011
So, I was sitting here and decided to refresh the iTunes charts, and the funny thing is, I just happened to be listening to my favorite song from my new album, the last track (“Stay Young”), and the part that was playing was the end when I sing “I need a sign tonight” over and over…
And then I realized my album had broke into the top 10.
I’ve got so many thoughts running through my head right now…
Life’s a funny thing.
Is it weird that I’m trying not to cry?
I’ve poured so much of myself into this project over the years.
It probably seems dumb to be so excited over such a little thing, but it just means a lot, you know?
I’m just a kid from a town in Tennessee that felt the need to start singing.
Nov 17, 2011
Holy shit. My new album just hit #13 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts! If it reaches the top 10, I don’t know what I’ll do for you all, but it will be something even more awesome than I was going to do before.
P.S. - I wish you all could have seen the look on my face when I refreshed the charts and it had jumped all the way to #13
P.P.S. - This will be my last post about this tonight, unless it breaks the top ten, in which Tumblr will just shut down because my tears of joy will be flooding it
Nov 17, 2011
Tumblr, I need your help!
My brand new album just hit iTunes & it’s currently @ #38 in the iTunes Top Singer/Songwriter charts! Now, that’s awesome and all… But I’ve never had one of my albums break into the top 20, sooooo, I’d kind of LOVE to see that happen ;)
And please, feel free to reblog this! I did something crazy & I literally wrote/recorded this album on my own in my bedroom over the past 5 days, so no matter what this already amazing to just go for it and see it get this far.
P.S. - If it does happen, I’ll do something special for you all and give you a free b-side track or something!
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
In regards to my last post…
Here’s the song I just sat down and wrote, I don’t think it’s quite finished, but I think I’m gonna put it on the album.
Everything’s gonna be alright
Even if I don’t believe it now
I’ll wake up on another flight
It’s a fifteen hour drive
The days fade as the music plays
I’m a singer in these dreams I made
Saved some money from some songs I wrote
About the way I used to be
Just wait I’m gonna prove you wrong
Yeah it’s a mad world out there
But I’ve waited too damn long
To finally be happy
I love my mother and my father too
There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do
To let them know that their son’s so proud
Of the things they’ve done, the plans they’ve made, the lives they’ve changed, the love that never fades
I could never thank you two enough
I hope I can make you proud
Someday I’ll buy you both a big house
And you’ll never have to worry
And we’ll all be happy
You see I love my friends too
Yeah the ones who call and the ones who never do
It gets hard to keep in touch
But that don’t mean a thing
‘Cause we’re all fighting this war
To hell and back with scars to show which side we fought for
Nov 14, 2011
I’m looking over my new album’s lyrics right now…
And I had already had a weird feeling this was true, but there’s literally not one hopeful/shiny/happy lyric on the entire album as of now.
I haven’t shared this yet, but it’s a very dark album lyrically.
I suppose even darker than I thought.
But it’s an honest album.
And if you’re a human that’s ever felt lost in your own skin, then I think you might accidentally relate to it.
Still some work to do before the album’s done tomorrow, so I think I’m gonna sit down and try to write something small and hopeful for it right now.
Nov 13, 2011
Backseat Goodbye - Untitled Track One UNMASTERED PREVIEW
Here’s the very first glimpse into my brand new album. This is just a quick preview of the opening track (and please note, this is the completely unmixed and unmastered version of the song). I just didn’t want to leave you all hanging without any idea what this album sounds like ;)
ALSO, there are still about 20 super special last minute pre-orders left @ store.backseatgoodbye.com - So if you want one before anyone else, you should grab one fast!
Nov 12, 2011
Only about 50 special pre-orders of my new album are left after the first couple hours of it launching! Get yours @ store.backseatgoodbye.com :)
Nov 12, 2011
My new album is now available for super special last minute pre-order @ store.backseatgoodbye.com - Only 100 pre-orders available!!!
Nov 11, 2011
Super Special Digital Pre-Order For My New Album!
ONLY 100 OF THESE SPECIAL PREORDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE!!!
Pre-Order begins at 2:00PM (CDT) TOMORROW 11/12/11 @ store.backseatgoodbye.com
1 - “Stay Young, Don’t Trust Anyone” Digital Album Download
1 - Digital Download of three special bonus tracks that won’t be available ANYWHERE else
1 - Limited Edition Digital Album Booklet (featuring full album lyrics and special personal excerpts from Chad Sugg about the story behind some of the songs) This special album booklet will NOT be available anywhere else!
Basically, the thing that makes this pre-order special is that you will receive a high-quality download of the entire album literally the minute it is finished being recorded. The planned finished recording time is sometime during the evening of Sunday, November 13th…. So, you will be receiving the album two full days before ANYONE else gets it!
The pre-order will be $15.
Nov 10, 2011
Here it is, the official cover artwork for my upcoming new album, “Stay Young, Don’t Trust Anyone”... Hope you all like it! It’s quite different from my past artwork, but I think it sums up what this album is turning into quite perfectly musically/lyrically.
Don’t forget, I’m literally releasing this album the day after I finish writing/recording it on 11.15.11.
P.S. - I’ll be announcing a VERY special last minute pre-order tomorrow, so be on the lookout ;)
Nov 7, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
My life has changed a lot recently. For a few months now, I just haven’t written any new music, for some reason. So much had been/is changing around me (good and bad), and I’ve just kind of felt numb. I think my body is tired of this, because I feel a terrible need to write. So here’s my plan. It’s a bit crazy, but I really think I need to do this…
This November I’m going to be pretty much locking myself in my room/home studio for fourteen days straight (from November 1st through the 14th) and writing/recording a new Backseat Goodbye album. On November 15th I’ll be officially releasing the album digitally for all of you to hear. And the thing is, this really isn’t some gimmick, and I’m not trying to do this to get special press or anything. I’m doing this because I need it as a human being. I need to let all of this out of my mind.
The other side of this, is that I really had/have pretty much two albums worth of new Backseat Goodbye material semi-ready in demo form for months now, and I love all of that material and still fully plan to release it sometime in the somewhat near future, but I’m literally not going to use any of that for this release. I feel like I really just need to sit down and let this record be one fluid thought of where I am in life at this very moment. So, that’s what it’s going to be. Maybe it’ll be 10 songs long, maybe 20, maybe only 8, I honestly have no idea. I’m just gonna go for it, and whatever happens in those fourteen days, happens. I just need this. I’m excited and scared as hell at the thought of it, but in the end, I really feel like it’s going to be something special, for me personally, at least.
I’m also not going to let a single person hear any of it before I release it, so it literally won’t be touched by anyone but me. So, maybe it will end up being a completely terrible mess of songs, or maybe it just might end up being the best thing I’ve ever done, either way, it’ll definitely be the most honest thing I’ve ever done.
I’ll do my best to keep you all updated at least once or twice once I start the process, and try to give you as much info as possible about it as I come up with it. I have no idea what the album’s going to be called, what it’s going to sound like, how many songs will end up on it, or anything other than the official release date will be November 15th, 2011. All I can tell you other than that is, I’m gonna set my soul on fire for fourteen days and see what comes of it…
Aug 13, 2011
Backseat Goodbye - “This Summer Love”
My brand new music video for my brand new single.