Today is a special day for the ABTS crew! Today is release day for Ron, so we've been crazy this week getting ready for the big launch. Since we started this album about 18 months ago and have been planning out our marketing and promo timeline for about a year, this is a very welcome day!
When Ron first mentioned that he was already in writing mode for a new record approximately ONE month after we had released "Ron Pope & The Nighthawks" I was pretty reluctant to move forward. I thought maybe we should pump the brakes and ride out the new record for a while. Collect our thoughts. Then he played me the first song he wrote and it was perfect. It was better than anything he had ever written to date. It hit me: no excuses, let's f*cking do this. There might not be a perfect time for creativity to strike. Maybe it's not ideal timing to be promoting an album AND constructing a new album's timeline, but who cares. If it feels right and isn't forced, then DO IT. We have one shot and one career, so we put the wheels in motion. The resulting record is "Work" and I could not be more proud of it.
This isn't a place where we'll be doing much music promotion, but considering Ron writes the blog with me, I thought it might make sense to let you guys listen to what we've been working on on the music side of things: http://smarturl.it/workronpope
Thanks for sticking with us!
- Blair & Ron