Cris Cohen: I think it's also interesting, releasing "The Things You Wanted To Do" just as a downloadable / streaming single. It’s like, “Okay, how can we adapt to this new, bizarre music world?”
Fred LeBlanc of Cowboy Mouth: How can we make it work for us? Instead of making an album with anywhere from 11 to 14 songs, and you put it out there, it disappears from the public consciousness within a month, and you're still out there trying to sell it.
At this point, it's kind of like going back to the early 50s and 60s, where people used to put out singles. This is where we are at this moment. And they could do that every three months or six months or a year, depending on when they had good material, or when it was good for the marketplace, or when it was good for the band.
I like that, because everything will be very recent. Back in the days of albums, you could write a quality song. It could mean something to you or it could be your state of mind, and it still might not see the light of day for years.
And even if you're digging up old songs, there's always the chance of finding new meaning, like with “The Things You Wanted To Do.” When we did the first test of it, I was going through a pretty gnarly divorce, and all of those old songs all of a sudden had brand new relevance for me. And so, when I was singing and performing them, it was like I had just written them. It's good to be in touch emotionally with what you're doing and what you're putting out there so you can back it up with that certain force of belief and energy and emotion behind it.
Cris Cohen: Yeah, definitely. If you're not connecting with it then…
Fred LeBlanc: How can I expect 100,000 people to connect with it.
Cris Cohen: Right.