The last several albums of mine have all been connected thematically. The concept began all the way back in 2018 with my release Acquiescence. This album kinda established the various genres and styles that had been accumulating in my studio adventures over the last several years. After that album was finished I reflected on the output. Not only was the album way too effin' long, but it was way too erratic. One song would be a straightforward rock song which would segue into an 8 min progressive metal epic only to be followed up by a roaring 20’s jazz exploration...it was all over the place.
For the last several years, I purposely been more focused and concise to what each album would be and lived in that genre for the entire record.
So with this current album THE FORFEIT KING, I used what I had learned with Acquiescence. IE: it was too long and too erratic style-wise.
So I decided to split the album into 2 parts. Not only is it more focused but clocking in at barely 30 minutes, I think it’ll be a lot more digestible in this short-attention-span world we’re living in now.
PART II is my exploration into a more straight-forward, groove based rock that springs to mind Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and modern acts like Crash Kings.