9.) What was it like making this album?
Man, making an album is hard work! I feel I should know, I’ve worked on over ten of them. However, I have to say that Color of Love, is by far my favorite. Sure, every artist says that their most recent release is their favorite, but this really is my favorite album. Of course, no good thing comes without its challenges.
An album is much more than the songs that you hear on your iPod or CD deck. There are a TON of different people and pieces involved throughout the process. The challenge is getting them all to move in the same direction. I want to take a moment to highlight a few people that played a big part in album.
Jim is the recording engineer guru. He is responsible for mixing and mastering the entire project – start to finish. I’ve worked with Jim on past albums and I have always admired his work ethic. He’s punctual, honest, and most importantly…pretty damn good at mixing. Not only did Jim mix the album, but he also helped produce the album. Look inside the linear notes, and you’ll see his production contribution on just about every song.
I’ve actually only met Gina once, at the album photo shoot. This is also where I was able to put a name and a face to the designer doing the artwork for our CD. Yes, her design work is off the chain, but I noticed that she provided much more. Gina (along with her sisters and friends), also served as a powerful support system. It reminded me a lot of my own crew that has been with me through thick and thin.
Teagan is a public relations star in the making! She’s responsible not only for writing our press release, but our bio as well.
Dan Spencer / Louis Harris:
Band members of the Nu ID Band. Both contributed to the live drums on the album.
Haliz Photography is responsible for shooting all of our photography. She’s dope and you should check her out!