Update to the Worst Update Ever
hey guys, ppl had some questions about my last update and i wanted to clear them up
1. "maybe I'm wrong and I was just misunderstanding your last few updates, but I thought you said the vocals had been recorded in an update 2 months ago. then last month you were "mid-recording", but now you are saying the new record hasn't been recorded? did you mean that it's just not all the way done, like some has been recorded? or has literally not one song been recorded and just waiting the final mix?"
like i said a while back, i scrapped a lot of things that had already been finished because i didn't like them and wanted to be able to be 100% proud of my work. all of the songs on this album are in various states of finished, but now that i have finished rewriting i have a string of final recording sessions in a fancy studio with fancy gear that was postponed (for reasons entirely out of my control) from before the holidays until after the holidays. sorry for not being able to better communicate EXACTLY what's finished- i'm trying not to give away any details. i'm a perfectionist and have gone through many versions of songs trying to make them perfect. i have versions all of the songs that will be included- but i have lost all of their final rewrites and the lyrics i was entirely proud of and intended on using are gone.
2. "and there has been no mention what so ever about if you are still planning on doing a tour. we all chipped in to raise enough so you can do that and your fans come out to support you."
i haven't announced a tour because i haven't finished the record yet and i don't know the release date. there will be a tour. unfortunately, it's very difficult to book a tour on my own without a finished record in my hands, and i am not ready to share mine yet, so i'm unable to give you exact dates and locations of shows, but i am doing the ABSOLUTE BEST I CAN and can assure you that i will be touring with this album.
3. "If you regularly updated us we wouldn't be sceptical." (sic)
maybe i'm bad at this but all i want to do is make everything perfect before i give it away. i know it's easy to get upset with someone who you gave money to for not finishing something on time, but all i want to do is make this the best it can possibly be. that includes every reward and every aspect of it. this is my last shot at doing what i want to do with my life, and i'm putting everything into it. i will do my best to update more in 2016 and i apologize for not being accessible enough over the past couple of months. i can promise you it's all been me sitting in an empty room drinking coffee, writing songs and returning hundreds of emails. it breaks my heart that anyone would be skeptical of me losing such valuable possessions. i have never lied to my fans before and i absolutely never would.
4. "just curious if you are able to give us a rough time-line for what the year will look like?"
this loss will set me back hopefully less than a month. unfortunately along with all of my work from the past 2-3 years i also lost all of the printed zines and some zine content (none from other contributors- only my own art i've been working on for the past 6 months or so) and it will take me a few extra weeks to reprint and send them. i am hoping to have my album released in march, with a tour to follow, but depending on vinyl presses that could be delayed until april. i have my fingers crossed.
this is one of the most devastating things that's ever happened to me, and i appreciate your understanding. this is kind of the best i can do for now. i would do a video but i'm sort of a mess altogether right now, and it's hard to be peppy on camera. hope you guys understand