Thursday, November 24, 2005

project of solo

one wish of mine has always been to record a solo record. please don't spread rumors that we are breaking up because that is not my heart, and that is not happening.

tomorrow i start recording here in central florida with aaron marsh (copeland) as my producer. to distance myself a little from anberlin i am using louis (gasoline heart/the kick) on bass, john bucklew (copeland) on drums, and i'll play guitar and piano. the stuff i have up online (purevolume.com/stephenchristian) is not an accurate portrayal of what is going to occur when you get the four of us in a studio together.

i am debating whether or not it is going to be an EP or an LP. 6 songs are on guitar where 4 are on piano, including a song that i fell in love with by my favorite band and popularized in the book "perks of being a wallflower." but me and aaron will discuss such topics tomorrow morning. so far the song i am looking forward to playing the most is called 'calm yourself'.

ill try to keep updating this site throughout this whole process.
-estaban

21 comments:

Meggios said...

I think what you are doing is very courageous!!! If you feel that you need to continue to follow your passions & dreams in this direction, then go for it!!!!

"Why do we have to listen to our hearts?" the boy asked, when they had made camp that day.
"Because wherever your heart is, that is where you'll find your treasure.".......
"Well, then, why should I listen to my heart?"
"Because you will never again be able to keep it quiet. Even if you pretend not to have heard what it tells you, it will always be there inside you, repeating to you what you're thinking about life and about the world.".....
"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity."
-Paulo Coelho
"The Alchemist"

Erica said...

that is gona be one amazing album and im definetly going to buy it the day it comes out...your not jsut anberlin but you're your own person...your one of the nicest people i have ever met and i know you heart is in the band...but everyone needs a break once in a while...

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to hearing your results.

Joel from Indie Access Radio

dreams&tears said...

id love to hear it!
best of luck!

sj. said...

yeah. looking forward to hearing your stuff..

keep us updated!

sj

Lindsay said...

well Stephen, I'm glad you're doing this solo project. I adore anberlin, but your solo music has really touched my heart more than anything I have ever heard before, and thats just talking about those songs on purevolume. I can't even imagine how amazing the finished product will be. I'm looking forward to its release and I pray the whole process goes smoothly for you all.

Prich said...

Good luck with the album. I can't wait to hear it. If it is anything like "stay" it is going to be amazing. I will keep you in my prayers. Take care!

MH said...

That's awesome! I hope things work out with your own record, and that things with Anberlin get some motivation back into it.
Good luck with recording! I can't wait to see what it's like when it comes out!

Anonymous said...

I have one song by you entitled 'In Retrospect, It Was Hell'... I'm waiting for the rest. =] Good luck.

-isaac

Anonymous said...

I have heard your solo stuff and I think it's really good. And I know what you mean because I am in a band with a few of my friends and like to do some solo stuff too but at the same time be in a band, good luck! :D

kris said...

good for you...and hey if ever you're playing guitar and find you're a little short handed for a piano part, i'm your gal! haha ;)

good luck & much love,
kris

Kaila said...

I've always loved your solo stuff! Anberlin has been my favorite band for a while now but I think I love them so much because of you. I can't wait to hear your solo album though! I promise to get it the day it comes out!!!

Hope things with the band get better! I'll keep all of you guys in my prayers!

James said...

are you goint to be releasing it on Tooth and Nail records? or what?

Moe said...

Would you go on tour as a solo artist?
You know...I play guitar, bass, and piano too!!! *nudge*nudge*wink*wink* If you ever needed backup or something..
Just make sure Anberlin comes back to Chicago. We miss you guys!

Charlieee said...

Hey, looking forward to you music. Your voice is amazing.
keep making beautiful music

Oh,*random* seen you when you and the band played in London this year.Good show.

Janelle said...

I have no doubts that it will be amazing. Good luck!

Macabre said...

im now extremely pumped and can't wait for it to come out
is it going to be released on T&N or do you want to make a name for yourself instead of just "the lead singer of Anberlin"?
also if you need backup on anything, let me know, id be more than willing!

Jen said...

I think it will be wonderful and look forward to hearing it! Sometimes doing something different can be good for your creativity in other areas... in this case, perhaps it might help with Anberlin.

If the stuff on PureVolume is the slightest indication of what it'll be like, then I am getting very excited already. :) Good luck!

deb said...

i'm looking forward to it. i play in a band and we've just started writting out own stuff and we're recording them really soon. i'm looking forward to the whole process although i think it'll be tiring and draining. our drummer works as a sound engineer so he's going to produce all our songs, i think.

all the best for your project!

jessi said...

the best of luck to you in this project.

waitwait... you're not going hip-hop on us, now are you?
hm...hmmmmmm......

Tracy said...

I support you 100%!Deviation can definitely be healthy and refreshing! I am so excited about your solo project. Aaron Marsh is an extrememly talented guy, so I am sure it will be a joy and a blessing to work with him! Keep going with the updates, Stephen!