I am pleased to announce the formal release of my second album, Room of Curiosities, on this first day of 2018. It has been quite a journey to get here. In October 2016, I had an initial meeting to discuss my vision for this project with respected writer, musician, and producer, Jason Germain. From there, it took many months to pull together all the pieces – tracking, vocals, mixing, mastering, artwork, website, digitization – all alongside the busy life my wife and I lead, raising our four children. At times, I felt impatient. Would this album ever be finished or would I remain stuck in perpetual motion? Alas, following some final phone calls in the late fall of 2017 with my cd manufacturer, website designer and digital marketing partner, I could see it would finally come together. So, here we are.
I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to live with the songs on this album for a while. I’ve wrestled with these songs; written and rewritten, reviewed and refined many times over. Some of the songs are certainly newer than others but the album is akin to a journal of my life over the past few years. A lot of time and energy go into my lyrics and this requires multiple listenings to unwrap the many layers I’ve thoughtfully placed in my music. I’m very pleased with how the project came out. This isn’t a collection of singles but rather, a stream of thought. My hope is that you enjoy hearing the music as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Stay tuned for more posts. Coming soon: music video, the stories behind the music, possible show dates in 2018. I’d love to hear from you: http://kevinmcclung.com/index.php/about/contact/