The Final Steps of 'Gentleman' March 18 2014
I wrote this album over the last two years, and it really is my story of love, loss, and growth in those two years. I wrote the song 'Gentleman' more recently, and decided that it would be the title of the album for many reasons. As I have matured and found myself, I realize that respect is of great importance in my life - especially to women. And in a world where most music objectifies and demeans women, I want to show that there are still people out there who will treat people the way they deserve to be treated, and there is still music that encompasses that idea.
With that being said, here we are, 8 months into recording.. So close to the end, I can taste it. Yet, there was one problem that we couldn't seem to solve: How do we record Gentleman? We tried it acoustic, with a big band of horns and background singers, with cool old keyboards... We tried EVERYTHING. We actually recorded six different versions of the song. Then, this last week, my producer Max Allyn texted my saying "I finally got it. It's finally there."
When I went to the studio to listen, my eyes welled up like a baby, and it hit me that we were finally there. This song, such an important song to me, had finally reached its potential. It brought everything together, and I finally had an album.
Through all of the hard work, long hours, and studio days, we have made an album that truly contains a part of me. I am so excited to share it with you. Thanks for taking the ride with me. I love you