I have been going through old songs and demos from 2016 till now, some of which I had totally forgotten about. I will be releasing a handful from 2016-2019 and from 2020-2022 on YouTube.
It's been really fun to revisit the songs - especially the early ones - and to compare them with more recent songs. When I hear an old demo, I remember exactly where I was when I wrote and sang it and I feel the general atmosphere of my life back then.
I stand behind all my songs but I think I'm getting more comfortable in trusting my intuition now. That makes writing even more fun because I write fearlessly, always keeping in mind that the song doesn't have to be published. For me songwriting is a serious game or puzzle.
A fourth album is in the works and the writers for the Pax Victoria album trailers, James Shaffer, K.A. Laity and Underhatchet, will be writing texts for it. I will also write a text and I am letting the project unfold in real time with no planned structure. I am not holding the reigns but rather reacting upon what I receive. There is just a concept and that basic concept is hope through rebirth.
I'll tell you more about the next album soon but first I will finish preparing the batch of unreleased/demo/alternate versions from 2020-2022. I see this group of songs as a sharing of process and I look forward to putting them on YouTube.