I was so eager to have an album done that I believed in it as it was, but the great thing about being 'finished' is that you can take a breath and evaluate, because the pressure to 'do it' is gone. The more I listened and thought about it, the more I realized that I might want to keep working. There were already a bunch of songs in the can that we all liked, so I could think more expansively about what the album could be.
Sometimes it feels like, to our audience at least, we are two or three different bands at once. It seems some people are looking to feel better, for encouragement getting over their obstacles, for help figuring life out… not that I've done that myself, other people are looking for love songs, and then some others just want to rock.