In this business, there are so many ups and downs that it is hard to stay flat-footed. I'm not going to lie, sometimes it feels like I inappropriately touched karmas sister and am feeling wrath of his baseball bat upon my future. You know that feeling where you say to yourself “what the hell do I have to do to get this to work out?” All of us have been there, even the successful ones. While this industry is not a very forgiving one, it can be a very rewarding one. I truly feel that all the downs will someday lead to an up, cause success doesn't make the man, work ethic does. Which is why rather than bitching to you about all the issues that have gone on in my life, and all the bullshit that prevented the further success of my band, I'd rather let you know that I am grateful for my fans for putting me in the position I am in. Even though my band is on a break, I can continue on doing something I love and it's all because of them, the fans. That, my friends, is an up to me.
The future of POR is still being written. I've been working and writing a lot with Trevor Leonard, and Will Noon (of FUN), and it truly is starting to feel like a band or even better, a family. I think you will all be a little surprised with the new tunes. I am so anxious for you all to hear them! I just hope if you ever see that I am in your town playing a show, you'll come say hi! We are headed to the UK from May 17th-May 29th including two stops at the Slam Dunk Festival. This summer we hope to finish the record and have it out to all of your wonderful ears ASAP. I am excited for this new journey, there's just one thing I have left to say.
Will you come with me?