The tracks are set and the polish and re-recording has begun on “Admitting There’s a Problem,” Buzzie’s 3rd full-length CD.
A quick screenshot of the liner notes shed a bit of light on the new title and the content of the songs within.
So the track listing as it stands today is:
A Good Day
Let Me Be The Way
If I Go Away
I Was Wrong
Just Another Day
We Drift Away
The Hurt You Keep
She Wants to Be Free
I Walk Away
We Are One
And the songs are said to be built around an Elliot Smith and Mark Kozeleck/Sun Kil Moon strategy. Plenty of guitars, harmonies and production but no bass or drums.
Asked about this approach, McElhenney responded. “The song Disappear represents a pivotal moment in my life. There’s a rock record coming, but I felt I had to present the context around that one song. The single vocal and guitar version was recorded in one pass, as a scratch track, and it actually captured the song perfectly. Even the mistake is as it should be.”
“I’ve got a total rocker song heading into the next record, but I’m still trying to figure out what it is about. Currently titled ‘Sleeping Bag’ this track sets the pace for the rock record. But I’ve got to finish that song first. And I can’t wait to get ‘Higher Than Anyone’ done in full band fashion.” (You can hear Sleeping Bag on Buzzie’s ReverbNation page.
“But now I’ve got to focus on the IPO show in July. I haven’t played live in a while. I did finally restring my guitars a few weeks ago, but I can say I have a long way to go before I have the fingers for a full set.”
“I’m just so stoked to be back in the process, back in the studio. And I’m really ready to be back on stage in California!”