Revisiting is part of our writing process. We try to put songs away once we make them. After walking away, at times for as long as multiple months, we return to see what changed.
In the moment, it's easy to get caught up. It's easy to believe that what we've made is incredible. But that reaction can be deceptive, illusive and incomplete. A half-telling truth.
Too often, the music is lacking or lackluster.
By revisiting with fresh ears, we catch many songs that could be better. And when it happens, we try our best to write and rewrite until we believe in the few songs that finally make the album.
Throwing away many good songs is a brutal truth that never gets easier. It's a ritual in letting go of love.