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JFH Staff Blog | Spoken

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Spoken - Where They've Been, Where They're Going

Hello everyone,

Many of you have been wondering "what happened to Spoken?"  Well, let's start back with the release of our "self titled" record in 2007.   We've always been a band that tours nonstop and tries to keep as much momentum going as humanly possible. The tough thing is, after a couple of years without a record, that momentum starts to be nonexistent. We fulfilled our obligation with T&N with the release of our self titled record, and decided we'd see what options might be out there for Spoken.  The tough thing about options in 2009, was there weren't many options. Labels were struggling; marketing, promotion, booking, promoters, venues, churches, etc. were struggling to even keep their dreams alive.

We continued to tour roughly 8 months out of each year, while still living in 3 different states.  We started working with Jasen Rauch back while on tour with RED in 2010 or so.  We immediately knew that Jasen Rauch was the right person to produce our new record.  We never planned to spend 2.5 years recording a record, but with our tour schedule, it made it a bit harder to finish the record than normal.  But...in the end I think it was the best situation for Spoken.  We had gone through a few member changes, plus we wanted to reinvent our band.  Better songs, better show, better tour opportunities.  So, we kept working on songs, and kept sending them to our manager so he could work his magic with people he knew in the industry.

In early 2012, we decided we would do a Kickstarter campaign and get our record out no matter what.  It had been too long.  We were getting restless, our fans were getting a bit annoyed, and we felt like we had a record full of songs we wanted the world to hear.

During the Kickstarter campaign, we continued writing and recording.  We were also talking with eOne about possibly teaming up on the release. But we always stick with the phrase "believe it when you see it."  You never know if a record deal is actually going to work out, the same way you never know if you're going to get a certain job that several people have interviewed for.  We just stayed on task of finishing the record.

In the end, we signed to eOne, we have a Feb 12 release date, and everything is going amazing.  We truly are in the best place we've ever been as a band.

Thanks so much for being a part of the next chapter.

Matt Baird
Spoken

 

           
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This Friday, February 15
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