Post by diego4533 on Apr 17, 2019 19:38:48 GMT -5
Originally, the album was to begin with "Red Sun No. 5"-- Lewis leaving his family-- and go from there. "Midnight Directives" was another "exploit" song, until a friend specifically told me that it HAD to be the first track, musically, and so I rewrote the lyrics to essentially be similar to "Red Sun No. 5"-- Lewis leaving his family.
"Keep The Dog Quiet"/"Mount Alpentine" were originally meant to be later in the album, just before "Tryst With Mephistopheles"-- lyrically it makes more sense for Lewis to be singing of his boredom and frustration just before rising up the mountain to execute Owen.
"Flare Gun" and "E Is For Estranged" were meant to be on a separate EP. There were other songs that were meant to be on "Heartland" in their place-- "A Watery Day", "Owen's Voice", a version of "A Man With No Ankles" with different lyrics. The recordings I made of those songs at Greenhouse in Iceland didn't work with Heartland in the end, or I couldn't figure out how to work the lyrics/melody into completed instrumentals.
I felt frustrated with the fractured chronology of Heartland in the end (even if the album hangs together very well musically to my ears), and I put a lot more thought and care into making sure Island was working both musically and lyrically.
It's coming out Q3 2019 btw. We've set the date but we're gonna announce much closer. Already shot a video and two more on the way. Really can't wait for it to be out, at long last.
Can’t wait!! Do you think we will get a 7” with a B-side while we wait for the whole album? A Watery Day is (I’m being absolutely honest) my favorite b-side, along with Vampire Weekend’s California English Pt 2.
Since you brought up A Watery Day, how did it fit thematically / timeline-wise in Heartland originally? Can’t imagine lyrics or it’s position in the album!