Back in 2006, my friend John Collier and I started writing, recording, and performing as The Kiera Plan. John provided the ferocious drums on the first Kiera Plan album, Dedication. So, as I headed back into the studio a couple weeks ago to start work on some brand new music, it was great to have John back in the mix helping put some tracks together.
John Collier on drums, 11/29/15
This is our first time working with producer Trevor Leonard (who you might have seen performing in Punchline on their recent tour, or with his group, The End of America).
This new music is heading in a new direction, so we’re excited to have Trevor on board helping to steer the ship into these uncharted waters.
Trevor Leonard, making it happen 11/29/15
Anybody who made it out to the benefit concerts for the Whole Planet Foundation (in 2013, and this past summer) might recognize a couple very special guests who will be featured on the new music, Abdul Zarrella and Kharee Staten. Having written and performed with these gentlemen for a while now, it’s exciting to finally be putting some tracks together in the studio!
l-r: Kharee, Abdul, Shawn, and Trevor
If you missed the live-tweeting from these first couple days in the studio, check out our Instagram for pics from the sessions.
We have 3 new songs in the works, and just one or two more days in the studio to finish them up – we should be back in with Trevor sometime mid-January. The new music will be coming your way soon after that – hopefully the first single will get released sometime in February.
For now, just to re-introduce you to John, here’s one of our favorites he did with me on the first record, “One O’clock.”
Wishing you and your loved ones all a very Merry Christmas, and all the best for a happy and healthy new year!