Creux Lies - Goodbye Divine (Clear Yellow Vinyl)
Following the release and subsequent year of our first album, "The Hearth," we began nurturing some
new compositions for a second release. This process began similar to the first album, each of working
us separately on songs, then bringing the bones, veins, and skin of a track to the rest of The Creux to
fully animate. We were all taking off in a lot of directions, which tends to lend greatly to our dynamic
sound once harnessed, and it was a good departure after playing "The Hearth" tracks live for two
years straight during tours and festivals. We ended up with around 25 or so song frames and
delighted that list down to about 12 to lay into.
Then, the pandemic hit. We were all separated into our own bubbles, trying to make responsible
choices on how to continue writing and recording this record promptly as we had just penned a deal
with our new label Freakwave; with a target of releasing sometime in 2020. It was a pretty
challenging endeavor for a band that typically relies on each member to bring greatness to the sound.
We began experimenting with using virtual jam sessions and shipping files to each other. Luckily, we
are all decent home sonic production creators so creating and flying around edits and changes over
the months leading up to our time in the studio wasn't tricky.
Around the end of Summer 2020, we finally had the demo tracks prepped enough to start working
with our engineer and producer, Patrick Hills of Earthtone Studios. He worked with us on our last
album and is sort of a special weapon of creativity for what we can pull off. We would send in one
member at a time to lay down studio versions of the finals in a separate room from Mr. Hills; mask on,
the whole nine. We would fly out the takes each day and make edits, rinse, and repeat. It was tedious
and was pretty trippy to make a record in that manner. "Goodbye Divine" took almost a year to finish
recording and mixing.
So, here we are, in the Summer of 2021, and it is complete and ready for release this October.
Expect both departures and arrivals of what you might have predicted following "The Hearth." Yet, this
album does, in true Creux Lies fashion, offer a complete range of emotions throughout the album;
prepare to find yourself ass shaken, and watery-eyed before you raise the needle on "Goodbye