I remember fondly so many "new release" days at the local record store. Over the years, as I've always felt so attached to music and certain bands, I've treated new release day as if it were the opening of Star Wars next month. I arrive early, I'm there at the store to pick up my copy of this soon-to-be treasured album, and then I go home, listening to it on repeat for (hopefully) weeks on end. The classic albums are still with me to this day. Sunny Day Real Estate, Brand New, Anberlin, Acceptance, Underoath, Mew, and Coldplay have all released some of my favorite full-lengths over the years and I still reach for their albums when I need familiarity in my stereo.
With how modern music is produced, it's hard to envision these songs and albums ever having any bit of error to them, as they're now so polished by the time they hit the stereo. Songs and albums are kind of like life and how we choose to present it. By the time we get ourselves out the door, or by the time we press "share" on our next post online, we've polished the turd so that it's suitable for public consumption.
If you've never been into a recording studio and watched the process from demo to album worthy, it is pretty interesting. What initially comes in gets worked out and continually re-done until the tones, keys, and sounds are all where they need to be. The actual amount of work that went into it is infinite and then a finished product gets presented months down the line. You don't get everything right on the first take, second, or tenth. More often than not, it takes an insane amount of effort. Just like life. #UntilWeMeetAgainProject Day 76.