Obviously, it left an impression because I guarantee I was in my cups.
At that point in 2009, we made some more business changes that went along perfectly with our change of attitude. We recorded an album called . The title was a call for help, a plea for forgiveness because we felt as if we had let down our hometown by losing sight of who we were as Train, the "Bay Area Band". The love that went into that recording ended up coming right back to us unexpectedly. We thought this recording might be our last major label release because there was little hope of it being very successful. The fact that “Hey, Soul Sister” (the first single from )was the #1 most downloaded song of 2010, got us another Grammy AND the album going platinum, was a clear reminder that love of music and love for our fans is the answer to us being a successful group as well as successful individuals. We are still blown away and very grateful.
So, here we are today. is our latest album. We just finished it a few days ago and we are kind of surprised how much we all love it. We actually feel as if we are improving over time, which in life is totally logical but in the music business is pretty much unheard of. The album has eleven songs that were written over the course of the past three years while touring the globe playing “Marry Me” and ukulele for everyone.
We asked our good friend, Butch Walker (Pink, Katy Perry, Weezer) to produce it. He's an incredible producer and singer and writer and….Jeez what is he NOT good at? Oh yeah, Words With Friends!
We seem to be having more fun now than ever, except when my managers made me get a haircut a month ago. And yes, they did it in a really mean way.
Where was I? Oh yeah, fun. What an honor to get to make music that people care about. Seeing “Drive By” (our first single off of ) do so well so fast is crazy to us. We get to see our band on iTunes, right alongside some of our favorites when we visit the media download Mecca.
There you have it. I left out a whole bunch of b******t that doesn't matter and maybe I even left out a few things that do (like the fact that we have a wine company, made three brilliant wines AND have more in the works), but you can always schedule an interview to get the rest or better yet just write something that makes us sound great and Jimmy or Scott will give you a back rub. I recommend Jimmy!
See you soon in the town you call home.