December 20, 2014
Before we talk about what's happening now, let's back track a bit and catch up on a few things...
When recording began in March 2013, we confidently announced the name of our next studio album as "Other Arrangements." A song cycle
about a man blindsided by betrayal, his journey through disillusionment and darkness, and the struggles he faces coping with new
realities that redefine his life.
Then, it happened. Several people asked if "Other Arrangements" was going to be an album of cover songs! Well..., warning lights
flashed and sirens wailed – loud and clear. There was little question this is a misinterpretation we could ill afford. We can't
have any confusion our next album contains anything but new Tiles music!
Fortunately, lyrically and musically there are recurring themes and reprises. And although our central character is forced to make
"Other Arrangements," he also spends time in isolation, operating under false pretenses and mistaking retreat for an effective coping
method – or in other words, "Pretending to Run." Anyway, maybe it was all just the hand of destiny pointing us in the right
direction. After all, the first song of the CD has always been ‘Pretending to Run'!