Hello, Flint Family!
Hope all is well on your end(s). We here at Flint Eastwood have been spending the last few weeks tying up all of the loose ends for the release and with each check off of our list of things to accomplish, we grow more and more excited for you all to hear what we’ve created.
Earlier this month we were able to team up with two Michigan-based artist that we absolutely love and feel could best capture the vision we wanted to go for as far as art direction for this release is concerned: Phil Selander, an amazing graphic designer, sent us the final version of the EP cover today. (YOU GUYS IT LOOKS AMAZING!!!) He totally captured the ora of what this release is all about: simple yet complex, heavy yet not overbearing, clean yet still raw - (!!!! SO MANY GOOD EMOTIONS ARE SPRINGING UP JUST THINKING ABOUT IT!!!) The second artist we had the privilege of working with was Cole Sigmon of Red Cole photography - (I strongly advise you checking out her website - awesome work) Her eye for composition and knack for amazing colors made working with her a no brainer. To give you a clue as to what to expect: farm, chicken, white horse.
It feels so inspiring to finally have tangible images of what will represent these songs. We’ve been playing them live for quite sometime and being able to see a physical manifestation gives these songs a fresh new feel for me. This release is quite a big milestone for us - it will be the first time we have released a collection of songs… ever. It’s been a long, sometimes difficult road full of various sized victories, humbling roadblocks, and more relationships built than ever before in my life (when i say “flint family”, I truly mean it) and I am so thankful for all of it - we all are.
I am so, so, so grateful for the opportunities to meet so many wonderful human beings this last year and (almost) a half of Flint Eastwood existing. Talking/laughing/listening/existing with people is one of the main reasons we make a conscious effort to be a band, and not just create music for ourselves to enjoy. Community is so important to us - and we couldn’t ask for a better Flint Family.
We’re excited to show you all what we’ve been working on for the past year and (almost) a half! We’re excited for you to enjoy the songs that we’ve been playing live for awhile now in the comfort of your own headphones, cars, bedrooms, studios, workplaces, friend’s parties, televisions, etc!
And as always, thank you so much to everyone who has stuck with us - thank you to everyone who has supported us - whether it be dancing at a show, talking with us via the internet or in person, telling a friend about the community we’re creating, listening to our music, or simply reading this post - you truly mean the world to us!!
Thanks all I have for now, friends. This heatwave in Detroit may be getting to my head, so this post may or may not feel a bit more sporadic than usual. NO SHAME. Expect a big announcement with more details coming soooooon!
(Photo by Chelsea Carnill - Common Ground Music Fest, 7/12/13)