It’s almost August.  Can’t even believe it.

Summers tend to fly by, don’t they?  Maybe it’s all the traveling we do.  Or the good times we try to make last.  Maybe it’s because the sun stays up later, making the days seem to run together like rivers in the rain.  The summer is fleeting.  But I think that’s what makes it beautiful.  It forces us to hold on tighter than ever before to what we have.

May is the new beginning.  June is the settling in.  July is the heart of it all.  August is for hoping it doesn’t end.  September is being ready for the colors to change.  

It looks like I’ll have my hands on the new songs by late September.  Just in time for the colors to change.  Next week, we’ll talk over strings and smooth out more of the details.  On August 18th, we’ll track strings.  That next week, we’ll record final vocals/background vocals.  The songs will be mixed in early to mid-September.  Shortly after, we’ll send them off to be mastered.  

Then, they’ll be mine.  And more importantly… YOURS.

I’ve said it many times before, and I’ll say it again.  YOU are the reason this is happening.  This year has been life-changing for me in the best of ways… And I have you to thank for that.

The songs are really coming together.  Every time I hear them, I become more and more proud.  I can’t wait to share their stories with you.

Love you all.

~ Ben (MY RED & BLUE)