I spent the week in Nashville writing for our new album. We start recording in a few weeks, finish up by April, and you my friends will get the final product in, get this, October or November.
It's such a long, complex, exhausting process to prepare for an album. And though the label says they don't release the album for at least five months after completion so that they have time to do marketing and radio promotions, I think they really do it so that we, the artists, have time to mentally get control of ourselves again and work our way back down to planet earth.
Marketing. Mental health. Call it what you like. After the album is done there has to be down time to recover from the warp zone you have entered into.