"Red" is the second of our Colors triptych - the first, chamber pop ("Blue"), the second, country/shoegaze ("Red"), and the third, classic pop ("Green" - to come soon). "Blue" was the jumping off point. The band that coalesced around the tours of that first record blended into a recording band, which allowed us to cut most of Red live. Where "Blue" was impressions and suggestions, "Red" is stories and pictures, clear, in black and white.
It's funny how much the places you're from never escape you, and poke their way through your skin from time to time. I grew up in the South, and in some ways have spent my life simultaneously trying to find a home somewhere else, and wrapping my head around this mystical magic that seeps through the sand in Northwest Florida and Alabama. That's where these songs live, that's where they're from.