Whereas 2010 was about being on the road, 2011 would be about change, and…a new record. To start the new year, the band no longer had a big record label behind them. Knowing that they had just finished a very successful year on the road, and on radio, the band was not about to call it quits. Rather, being more determined than ever and with an even stronger belief in what the future would hold, they started writing, and writing, and writing. They fine tuned their sound, and their message until they had an arsenal of songs that they believed would make up a new record that would propel them into new heights.
Understanding that making a new record costs a lot of money, and S&S no longer had a record label bankroll…the band embarked on starting a Kickstarter project. With the help of fundraising through Kickstarter, and gifts from amazing fans and family, the band raised enough money to take their ideas to the studio.
With their money in place, they hit the studio. Building on their strengths of pop hooks, ‘80’s influenced synths, soaring guitars, and unique beats, they went into the studio armed with an abundance of new song ideas. With the help of acclaimed producer Rusty Varenkamp, upstart producer, Grant Craig, and S&S’s own Geoff Hunker, the band finished an album that can only be described as “more”. Geoff Hunker describes the new record as being “more synthpop, more rock, more mellow, more personal, and more worshipful.” Somehow the band was able to pack all of that into a powerful new 10-song record titled “Frequency”. From the message of the first single “Ready to Save”, to the pop beats of “Run Away”, to the thundering guitars of “Take My Hand”, the band has crafted a record that ebbs and flows through styles as seamlessly as water running through a stream.
Understanding the challenges of being an independent artist, and with their desire to continue to take their message of hope and love to the masses, S&S has teamed up with Eaglemont Management, and Converge booking. The bands desire is to keep a busy schedule touring for the new record, so keep an eye out for their fun and energetic live show, as they surely won’t disappoint.
Make sure to look for their latest release “FREQUENCY” on iTunes and amazon.
Edited by Mommabee68 on 18 Jul 2012, 17:42
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