It began in 2006 when Kirschner discovered South Carolina based musician Joel Hamilton (The Working Title/Mechanical River), setting into motion years of inspired songwriting. When it came time to record his first EP in 2011, he contacted Joel, hoping to have him involved as a producer. When Hamilton responded with interest in the project, Kirschner panicked and retracted his offer. If he was going to collaborate with his hero, he wanted to be ready…and that time hadn’t arrived yet.
Then in the Spring of 2017, struggling with his mental health, Kirschner penned eight songs in two short weeks. It was the record he had been waiting for; his most intimate and honest work to date.
By August everything had come full circle, Kirschner joined Hamilton in South Carolina for a marathon six day recording session. Focusing on the genuine charm and clarity of Kirschner’s writing while allowing the listener to experience him at his most vulnerable. A feat that wouldn’t have been possible without the help of his collaborators Alex Dobson (Old Man Canyon/Wake Owl), Andy Dixon (Shovels & Rope/Indianola), Davey Badiuk (Liam Gallagher/Tegan and Sara) and of course Joel Hamilton himself.