I had, at one point, decided that the full album was too much to handle and was going to break it up into three parts, or “Chapters.” As it stands, Hijacking Your Fiction is still presented in three chapters, but there was a point that there seemed to be less pressure to finish when looking at it as separate parts. The plan was then to release the album in three EPs. However, as a few of the songs came together, I realized it was actually Chapter One that was going to take the most work, and nearly everything else was already complete. The album returned to full length.
As a result, I’m not sure what I’m going to do for album art. I had a cohesive idea for all three covers, each similar but with degrees of change meant to imply growth and change. I even had someone willing to do the work.
I do not do marketing well, and that includes motivation to talk to other people about what I want for my music. After so little communication with Jolene, I found that she was busy with her fashion design work but was still willing to work with me given time. Now I just don’t feel right springing this on her at the last second (nevermind that she lives on the other side of the planet). Besides, I am now looking for a simplified design, but have no idea how to go about it. Bless all you visual artists out there, because I am lost in your world.
Enter, perhaps, Jennifer Kover, a friend I made in Korea. She is already working on some video concepts for a couple of the songs, which will be made available on YouTube and/or whatever other site I feel like joining. She may now be my graphics designer as well.
So the third in my long list of thanks (Scott, aka Artisan002 being the first for motivational and mixing help, and Zachary Annett being second for taking on the task of mastering), are those visual designers and artists that have been willing to help, whether or not they end up doing the work for me because of my lack of discipline and motivation. I will post links to their work in the near future.
This is the beginning of a long list of thank-yous that will be in an upcoming post.