When tracking vocals Phil went for a kind of “unpolished” sound, wanting to allow the occasional imperfection to show through. I always like how Phil pairs melody with lyrics to paint the right emotion and message. The content of these songs is pretty raw, being open about personal vices as well as calling out some of selfishness and pride of man that we often would deny if said so bluntly. So it makes sense to have a raw element in the delivery. Give the song what it needs so it can say what it needs to say. Allow the instruments melody and dynamics work together to reiterate all the same things the lyrics are already saying.
Bass tracking day. Ezra headed into the studio and knocked out the four songs faster than I have ever seen him track anything. He didn’t just do it quickly. He did it perfectly. From beefy/gnarly bass chords on “We Must Be Gods” to melodic/insane bass runs on “Hindsight” this EP is full of great bass parts. Unfortunately, the only thing I know how to do is write songs… I am completely incapable of focusing a camera for pictures OR video. But… I did my best.