Tony Ray Baker
So you know, I always say the bigger the breakdown, the bigger the breakthrough. I feel like from what I do know with the Limelight story, it feels like there was a major breakdown there and then there’s this massive breakthrough happening and I feel like you’re not even, you’re just kind of like blooming out, this Phoenix is just coming out of the fires, thats where I feel like the two of you are from what I’ve reviewed. Does that does that kind of feel right?
Yeah. That’s a lovely thing to say. Yeah. I mean it’s been an interesting road. Both of us have crazy histories and with me with illness, I mean, I was bedridden for for over 4 years. I couldn’t walk or talk or read or write, lost my memory, didn’t think I’d ever live, let alone play music again.
When I kind of accepted that the life that I had was over and that I could kind of start and recreate a new one, it opened up like an entire new world for me. So, both with like, starting the band and then I met the love of my life and then we met Ben and then the label and the touring, and it’s just like, this is definitely like the first major thing with, besides the book to, like, come out with, with music with Hey, King! and with the first debut record. So it’s definitely like it’s been an interesting run like so far.
Tony Ray Baker
The debut was Beautiful?
I think that the first song they put out was… that was the first single for the record because of COVID, they split the record into an EP and the full album.
The EP came out and pretty much has like four songs that are on the record and then one song we did a cover with Eric Burdon from the Animals, “We Gotta Get Out of this Place,” and that was really amazing working with him. And they yeah, it was the labels idea to split it up because with all these weird uncertainties happening when like, COVID first started and lockdowns were first happening, and it was just kind of like a, I don’t know, a way to introduce. Yeah. Like a way to like introduce us without a world of touring, you know, and playing live shows.
For the first album Beautiful is definitely the first single from the record.