The Calm

I’ve never been this nervous before an album release. The reception of From the Ashes will determine our future success as a band. Will our fans forgive us for the events of our Greatest Show Ever? Or will we be doomed to get real jobs and use our leftover albums as dinner plates? The rest of the guys have gone bowling, but I can’t take my mind off what is about to happen. The first official review is set to be released at 10 pm, which is only half an hour away.

Even when we released There Are Lots of Blocked Drains Near Melbourne, needing to back up our first album, I wasn’t this nervous. My career wasn’t on the line back then. I didn’t have actions I regret to think about. There’s an axe over my head with this one. Will it fall or will the fans release me from my bonds and set me free? There’s no way to tell. In the meantime, I will play Professional Drain Cleaning In Melbourne Rules on repeat until the album’s release at midnight.

The only thing I know is that we poured our hearts into this album. Every song was crafted and performed with pure passion. There’s nothing more we could have done. I can only hope that the opening track Ryan Started the Fire, grips people and shakes them to the core. I hope that the lyrics, sung by yours truly, delve deep into your soul. I meant every word.

What will I do if this album fails? I’m not sure. Even before our first album was released, before we played our first show, I knew that music was for me. Is there anything else I can do? Maybe I’ll write books. I hear that there’s a novel about drains which sold really well. I could probably write something like that. But I wouldn’t want to. I love the stage, and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else.

Only thirty seconds now. This is it. Our destiny. So long, for now. I hope to see you on the other side of the stage.

– Robbie R.