I’m beyond proud of this record.
My first album was mostly a collection of songs that I recorded live in my living room on an acoustic guitar. It was sparse and spartan, no frills to the point of being limited.
This time, I knew I wanted to work harder to get the sound that was in my head onto tape. So I looked to the records I love most. Records about youth and growing up. Records about summer. Records that have always made me want to drive faster and sing louder. Records with emotion and grit and honesty, but also plenty of hope. Definitely records with lots of guitars.
Six months after I hit record on track one, I’ve finally found the sound I was looking for, and it’s the sound of who I am and the life I’ve lived so far. It's the sound of the people I've loved and the places I've called home. It's definitely the sound of the many roads I've driven, in the beating light of day and the pitch dark of night.
My first album was a dream come true because I finally made a record after 12 years of wanting to make a record. This album is a dream come true because it’s the album I always wanted to make but never knew I could. I am so happy to share it with you.
released August 11, 2017
All songs written by Craig Manning
Craig Manning: vocals, guitars, keyboards, mixing
Jillian Manning: cover photo
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