The Waxing Moon
June 2012, I went up to Westfall Studios, with my band Sol Ardour. We spent 3 days in pre production, getting really comfortable with the songs we were going to record and the tones.
The guys at Westfall were great. They told us “we can’t promise perfection, but we’ll give you our all”. We stayed there for a week, slept on the couch, on the drums, on the floor next to amps, practicing and recording sun up sun down.
We planned to release this single, promote the heck out of it, with touring, music video and ads - but then ran into a money disaster shocking us all and we had to scramble up a new plan. This meant also pushing back the album, as there was no substantial fanbase to release to, and no money.
Last month, with money saved from shows, merch sales, and ingenuity, we filmed our first music video. The video is for our 3rd single, The Waxing Moon.
Our drummers Sion wrote the music for this song. His inspiration is “boss battle music” meets “goth rock”. He’s a big Uematsu fan. Shola, Sol Ardour’s singer wrote the lyrics. It’s about a number of things, but generally it’s about a period of change.
I hope you enjoy the video. I broke into an abandoned building in the middle of nowhere. At night. Using a knife. Even in the pitch black, when I showed the place to the guys, we agreed it was the perfect place for the feel of the song.
P.S. Check out the Youtube Hangout event for the video premiere. We had a blast.