The Record Company - 4th Album (2023)
At the end of 2022, The Record Company was facing numerous trials and tribulations including a cancelled tour and being dropped from their record label. On 'The 4th Album,' The Record company see that rejection as a rite of renewal, a way to cleanse themselves, to start over. They head back to their roots: creating the raw, self-produced, blues-based music that in past years earned them multiple Billboard #1 AAA songs, a Grammy nomination and mainstream exposure supporting the likes of Bob Seger and John Mayer.
And what they have done on The 4th Album, (I'd love to have been in the room at the naming discussions...) is gone right back to "dirt-floor" basics as much as they could; working out of an intimate home studio in Beachwood Canyon, they wrote, recorded and self-produced the music.the drum tracks were cut at Sunset Sound Studios (L.A.)
The single Talk To Me features a dancing bass atop a simmering groove, punctuated by tambourine before the guitar kicks back in. Second single Dance On Mondays features guitar cries through a hypnotically hummable bassline and head-nodding beat. Other songs on the album include I Found Heaven (In My Darkest Days), Highway Lady, Patterns, Roll With It, Bad Light, Control My Heart Blues, I’m Working and You Made A Mistake. “I’d love for people to hear this record and feel like they’re in the house with us making it,” Alex leaves off. “I want them to feel like they’re part of this unpolished and homemade thing, because that’s what we were trying to get back to.”
And that sums up the album perfectly; it's raw, it's basic and it does sound like it was cut in your front room. There's not one "filler" track on the album and each has it's own catch. I bet there's someone at their previous label either eating crow, or waiting his cards....
Dance On Mondays - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmLByOF_wjg...
Talk To Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XY05F3hDOM&t=2s
When life gives you lemons; don't make lemonade.
Give back the lemons. Why were the lemons free? What's wrong with the lemons?
Do Not trust the lemons...