An album is a labor of love. Between fifteen hour days recording with a group of over-tired band members and months' worth of multimedia preparation, an album is certainly an artist's crowning achievement. Being independent artists, most of us don't have strict deadlines or release dates, but we face delays, financial restrictions, and scheduling nightmares. However, our love for what we do mitigates all of that. We press on because, in the end, we know it will all be worthwhile.
Making an album is so much more than us singing into a mic or laying down a guitar part. The unsung heroes of recording are the engineers. They're patience, knowledge, and skills are paramount to the success of the musicians. I've been so fortunate to work with some really fantastic engineers on our upcoming album. My longtime friends, Malachi "M-Dot" Henry and Chris Daniele, and my brother, Aaron "AF" Feliciano, have all contributed their great talents to making this album something I can truly be proud of. To you all, I say, "Thank you."
To my band, I can't thank you all enough for helping me fully realize these songs. They are unequivocally my personal labor of love. I was in such a dark and lonely place after my sister passed away, and these songs are about my journey to come to a place of peace. This is my story and the songs are intimately personal. It's never easy to sign on when the songs have already been written, but what you have helped me accomplish with each track on the record has truly been my honor and privilege. This album is as much yours as it is mine.
To our fans, the album is in its final stages. We've faced some delays in its release because I want to present to you the best version of Ashore that I possibly can. You deserve that much. I wouldn't be in the position I am in without all of your continued love and support. I can't wait for you all to come ashore and be a part of my journey.
And always remember that should you find yourself in the darkest of seas, healing tides will lead you ashore.
May healing tides lead you ashore