sim·plic·i·ty noun \sim-ˈpli-sə-tē, -ˈplis-tē\
: the quality of being easy to understand or use
: the state or quality of being plain or not fancy or complicated
: something that is simple or ordinary but enjoyable
Something we all strive for in this modern world of technology and stress, SIMPLICITY is also the title of the new album by the band TESLA, and it describes the formation of the music it contains. Starting with 2 weeks of writing songs in the isolation of co-producer and legendary A&R man Tom Zutaut’s 150 acre ranch in the woods of Virginia, the band discovered the music that was still inside their imagination and quickly allowed the ideas to flow, transforming into 14 tracks filled with emotion and powerful subjects relevant to the band’s current state.
After the writing process was completed, TESLA immediately jumped into Brian Wheat’s Sacramento recording studio to record a song a day. The idea was to capture the moment rather than spend weeks overdubbing after the fact. As soon as the basic tracks were recorded, guitar textures and vocals were added and it was sent via the Internet to the legendary mixing engineer Michael Wagener (Metallica, Skid Row, Mötley Crüe) to put the final touches on what you are hearing now.
All in all, the whole process of making the album was very simple on a technical level, but very complex emotionally as the band and co-producer Tom Zutaut poured every ounce of passion, creativity, and thought into the process over the 2 month period. This resulted in hours and hours of listening and collaborating over every detail but usually ending up going with the most obvious choice–the simplest thing was always the best.
So there you have it: SIMPLICITY