I'm a girl who likes to take chances. I've wanted to do a Christmas album for a long time, but let's face it: recording Christmas songs in the summer at 7 months pregnant just seems weird. But with the coming of a baby and the time it takes to prep an album for release, I decided that this was the prime time to just go for it. Today I started the recording of my first Christmas album ever. It went something like this:
Arrive at the Backyard Studios.
After about 30 minutes of brainstorming and sharing ideas about how the album should go down, we dive right into tracking. This is where I get to sit on the futon and watch the magic begin.
The scratch tracks give drummer, Matt Mayhall, a foundation with which to track his sweet beats.
We'll be moving at lightening speed on this album (tracking the whole thing in a week). It will be simple, and so perfectly spontaneous.