Autumn Ashley’s new EP BATTLEGROUNDS is out now!
Sometime last year, my friend Autumn Ashley asked if Iâ€™d help her complete her next EP. She ran a Kickstarter to raise funds and anyone who contributed got the album early. On Friday, Autumn Ashleyâ€™s BATTLEGROUNDS album was finally made available for everyone.
When Autumn first contacted me about BATTLEGROUNDS, she had all the songs written, rough demos recorded, and a handful of local arrangers putting together the individual song scores. She asked if Iâ€™d help engineer the recording sessions. As we got into it she asked if Iâ€™d also play some instruments and design the artwork.
A few months later, I headed out to Autumnâ€™s place in Connecticut for a week of turning demos and scores into album-ready recorded audio. We tracked friends new and old playing a variety of orchestral instruments in a few different locations.
It was fun.
It was hectic.
It was a great learning experience.
Iâ€™d do it again in a heartbeat. And thatâ€™s why I really appreciate the people that pre-ordered the album and the people that are about to buy the album on iTunes. For a few bucks, youâ€™ll get 5 bloodsweatandtears songs plus youâ€™ll be supporting indie music and local (if you live in Connecticut) artists!