First of all I love this new blog site, because we can really talk to you guys in a way more personal manner.
I have to say HONOR SOCIETY feels better than ever to me. I feel like we're really hitting our stride as ARTISTS. Its no secret this industry is tough but 2007 was all about growth for us, and sometimes difficult growth. We wrote some amazing songs and had some great shows. But the demos that were done (the songs you all listen to on our myspace page etc..) have been a small sore spot for us. Those demos were really only meant to be 'songwriting demos' which bands and songwriters will do to just make a draft of the song. We're not embarrased by them at all, but some people get the wrong picture that we're ONLY a pop group. I am the first person to never, ever, deny loving great pop music or that pop is a completely equal ingredient in our sound, but those demos are so one dimensional and as an artist and a band that can be frustrating.
Even though so many of our fans have embraced the demos, we feel like they're not the true representation of our complete sound. ANYONE who has seen us live know the deal. They know that those demos are a pale comparison to what we're capable of. That's why we want to see more of you at our shows so we can show you what we got.
This year we have no fear and we've already been revamping our songs like Kiss Me Like You Mean It, No Win Situation, Why Didn't I, and Unpredictable to sound more current the way we want them to sound. Don't worry they will still sound excatly like the songs you guys love, but as artists we're really 'producing' the songs for our upcoming live shows.
Not to mention we are absolutely stoked about our two new songs:
"Soldier" was written as a prequel to "Kiss Me Like You Mean It" dealing with the actual indiscretion the main character goes through that leads to the song "Kiss Me" where his girlfriend can tell just by his kiss that he's been a bad boy..[I'll let you guys debate if its real or embelleshed : )]
"See You In The Dark" is a MEGA-HOT song that deals with when a friend you've known forever becomes more than that, even if just for one night.
Lastly, I want to give major props to our drummer Alex. He's been with us since August 2007 and he has been terrific. Me, Jay and Andy are like brothers, and it was absolutely a miracle that Alex not only came into the band, but has been such a solid fit. He's a stand up guy, a dope drummer, and a new brother. Alex like the rest of us is 100% HONOR SOCIETY.
anyway thats just some stuff thats been on my heart and brain.