The song list is finalized. John and I have two co-write songs to finish but other than that, demos are done and we’re well into pre-production.
We’re shaking things up quite a bit on this record. The biggest change is that I’m not producing it. I’ll remain heavily involved with the final product but for this round the great Andrew Petroff is heading up the project as the official producer.
Andrew was the bass player in The Clintons for about four years. Since A.J. joined the band Andrew has been in Nashville, TN playing in bands, interning and working at recording studios and publishing companies. The dude has logged ridiculous miles in Prevost tour buses opening up for bands like Brad Paisley. He’s currently the touring bass player for Steel Magnolia (same record label and management as Taylor Swift & Rascal Flatts). He also produced their Christmas single It’s Christmas Time.
I couldn’t be more excited about this change up. Andrew and I have always been on the same page musically and I know that John trusts him a great deal too. Also, instead of flying to Phoenix to record drums, I’ll be flying to Nashville at the end of February to record drums with Andrew at The Brown Owl studio.
The coolest part about this record is the songs, attitude, and vibe of the whole project. We’ve never had such a flawless song list for a record. Hands down, this will be the best record we’ve put out. We’re even including a cover song that we’ve never played live and we’re trolling the waters for some collaborators/guest vocals/guest musicians. As a side note, even though I mentioned a few country acts above, this is not going to be a country record in the slightest. More hints to come…
As if this isn’t the best Clintons news ever, we’re releasing Clintons Bootleg #3 very soon.
Please, tell me what you think about all this in the comments below!