Just a quick update on the new album. As you know the record was supposed to have been out by now. Unfortunately I've had some issues with my voice which have delayed things. I've suffered from acid reflux for many years but it's always been manageable. During our Canadian tour I began noticing the meds weren't working as well as they used to and that for the first time, it was affecting my singing. I was getting hoarse after a couple of songs, couldn't hit high notes properly and my throat felt like it was on fire after every set.
We had to cancel a bunch of European festival dates and after some very frustrating and painful vocal tracking sessions, postpone my recording as well. Turns out that was a good call because I haven't done any vocal chord damage. That was a huge relief (I seriously thought I had nodules). I'm on some stronger meds now and feeling better, albeit still not 100%. I'm about to have another crack at recording and will see how things go. If it's still not happening the next step will be anti-reflux surgery. It's a pretty standard procedure nowadays so nothing to worry about, but it would mean another 2-3 months before I can record.
Thanks a lot for your patience guys. This has been a difficult time for me but it feels good to finally have some answers and know there's a solution if the meds don't cut it. Will keep y'all updated.
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Excited to share this preview of our new song "Breathe" with you. It's a song from father to newborn son.
Much love to everyone who's supported our album crowdfunding. We still need to cover mixing and mastering so visit pledge.thesunpilots.com to pre-order the limited edition vinyls, CDs and t-shirts if you'd like to help. And please share the video if you dig it!
Son, I swear to you tonight
As your eyes take in their first light
I'll be there, there to catch you when you fall
Don't be scared
You won't stand alone
Sometimes in life you'll feel
Like the cuts won't ever start to heal
All the highs, the lows
The crushing blows
They'll come to be your strength, you'll see
You'll make it through it all if you
Remember just one thing
Don't forget to breathe
Just don't forget to breathe
Don't forget to breathe it out
Some day you, some day you'll come to to know
The sting when people judge and whisper things so cold
You gotta rise above the hate and remember just...
Stills from our "Breathe" video shoot. Filmed live on our last day of recording in Spain. Video comes out on youtube.com/thesunpilots 8pm tonight Berlin time!
New video coming this Wednesday. Preview of a new song called Breathe and behind the scenes footage from our Spain recording sessions. Subscribe to youtube.com/thesunpilots so you don't miss it.
New song "Fireflies" live in Mauerpark yesterday. Check out Bob's guitar solo at the end? There are gonna be quite a few solos on the new record.
We've started vocal tracking- one song done, 8 to go. Spending a week on each track but totally worth it- really happy with how it's sounding. Hit up pledge.thesunpilots.com to pre-order the vinyls / CDs / t-shirts. The pre-orders help us cover mixing and mastering costs.