Saturday, October 3, 2015
Harley Poe Fallen Down: New Album October 13th 2015
During the time I began recording these songs, my life was becoming unhinged. I look back on Harley Poe's beginnings as a fun, horror themed acoustic punk band, and I see how negative it has become. My later songs haven't been so much about monsters, but more about my perversions and hatred towards myself, which ultimately was effecting my view on the world around me. This self loathing and self importance was taking its toll on my family and friends. I see now my life has been becoming unhinged for probably about the last three years, but its beginnings were years before that. This has cost me my world and the goals I thought were so important in my life. This is one reason I must take time away from my band. This was actually something I've tried to do for a couple years at least, but shows kept coming up, crowds kept building, and the idea of leaving some kind of legacy before I flickered out of this world for good was enticing. Now I know that that stuff doesn't matter. I'm also aware that there is no just flickering out. I need to re-evaluate my life and to what and whom I'm giving it.
This new album represents this unhinging and the brokenness it has caused. I recorded these songs alone for several reasons: I've always loved the sound of just vocals and an acoustic guitar, and I thought it would be cool to record an album through my cell phone. I liked the sound of the demos I've made through my phone, so why not record a full length concept record this way. But I mostly went at this one alone because of how personal and lonely these songs are to me.
This record will be released digitally by way of cdbaby in just ten days on October 13th. It reflects the way I've felt about myself and mankind, not just lately, but for quite some time. Certain songs reveal my revelry in this anger and disgust that I've had towards creation, but ultimately it ends with fear, remorse, and lonely regret.
I'd say I hope the fans enjoy these songs, but I mostly just want listeners to know that darkness does consume. It drowns you. It suffocates. It kills love.