From Tangier With Love

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This week has been a very productive one music wise. We’re working on new music I really can’t wait to start sharing with you all! We have so much great news and stuff going on, 2018 is the most exciting year ever for me, for us all in the band and the team! Our recording room is on the second floor of an amazing house in Tangier, Morocco, where we spent so many hours in the past few weeks together. For those of you who have known us for a little while, you know how much music means to us, and how it’s never easy for us to lock the doors, drop down all possible barriers, and share our deepest and secret thoughts with the rest of the band. We hate and always fight against “self-preservation”, as it is the real enemy of the treasure we’re so intensely digging for.

We all gathered here in early January to record new music for the very first time for the past two years, and it’s always a challenge for us. Knowing this is never a natural and easy process for us, we simply decided to take some time together here in Tangier before closing the studio doors and getting to work seriously. We took a few days to walk around town, meet people, share afternoons at the Gran Café de Paris, have long breakfasts on the studio rooftop terrace where we can see the ocean and the coast of Spain, and long conversations around the fireplace ended those lovely fellowship days. It was the first time in Africa, in Morocco and in Tangier, for Miss Isabel and Moose, so those moments were capital and I enjoyed each and every one of them. We laughed, we argued and all of what’s in between, but we realized along the way how much we love and care for each other and wanted to leave Tangier closer as a band and as friends, like we all hoped and dreamed of at some point.

Thanks to the love of Alex’s friends who all welcomed us like family ever since we arrived here in Tangier. It’s through those moments, without really knowing how, that this complicity, this child at heart, and strong desire to love more than anything gave birth to moments like never before. Believe it or not, we’re all excited to get upstairs and start working on our songs, on our music and to allow our free spirits to elevate ourselves above everything we love, we hate, we hope for, we dream of, we’re scared of, to keep our eyes open to what we thought unreachable. We even allowed our friend who owns the house and his girlfriend to come and watch us create and write songs, which truly is a first for us. No one has ever been allowed in the room during this process since it’s already very complicated when we’re only us.

The sun truly is rising and shining over a new season and chapter for us all. Our story has been a crazy one, a hard one, and has always been about the six of us first, never trusting something that comes up easy. I’m now looking at us smiling, eyes closed, living the moment, thinking about nothing else than what’s going on now, fully enjoying what we’ve been praying for a long time! To dedicate your life to your loved ones is the greatest gift of all, and this gift has just started to bear fruits!

This picture was taken at 3am… I had to leave for a Skype meeting at a friend of ours around midnight since his wifi works better than ours at the studio. Once the Skype finished, at 3 am, I texted Alex asking how things were going in the studio, and this was his answer!!!! 🙂

– Jeff