Ah, the second album. After creating one that people said made them want to "dance around campfires" and "perform Satanic rituals", I realized that maybe the next album should be a little more low-key. (Don't worry, the one I'm planning for after Live Life Dun Die is just as loud as Kill Your Demons!) I dug out all my old notebooks and looked for inspiration. I talked to people I normally wouldn't talk to (and formed a few really odd but amazing friendships in the process!), and gathered up some new material, and, along the way, a new outlook on life. So many different elements went into the creation of this album, from friends' suggestions to well-received songs at shows to life in general and how I felt on the days I'd record. A lot has happened since November 2010. I think it shows in this album.
Live Life Dun Die is a fun, quirky compilation of "happy music". (Okay, so maybe a couple songs seem like they're not very uplifting. After a few spins you'll get used to them and they'll go on the happy playlist on your iPod, guaranteed.) I wanted to stop screaming my lyrics for a while and start singing them. I rather like the way this album turned out; it's such a contrast to the last one, but in a way it's not. They're both based on the same ideas: be a good person and try to love your life; love your Creator, whatever His name is to you, and treat His world well; be happy with what you have. The only difference is that in Kill Your Demons, there was a plot and characters to convey these messages; in Live Life Dun Die, I just say them. It's a very simple album.
Basically, expect this album to be a bit of everything. It's part Romans (from Kill Your Demons) and part I Feel Bad For the Zombies I Kill (from when I was little, look up The Kadnohkkian Tadpole) and entirely new. It's a journey to being a new person, and it's an awakening. It's a hipster/goth/punk/emo/soloist 90s throwback's creative explosion, and it needs love. Give it love; it'll be given back to you tenfold. ^_^