Michelle Branch checked in with fans on her official web site’s message board today, discussing the ups and downs of recording ‘Everything Comes and Goes’, deciding to move on from the project and record a new album from scratch, and plans for an online chat on December 9th at 5 PM PST. Branch writes:
A lot of changes have happened in the last few months. Perhaps the biggest (and the one that directly involves you) is that I’ve decided it’s time to move on. I went into the studio and started recording ‘Everything Comes and Goes’ in the fall of 2007 with high hopes of it being released that following summer. Three years later, a majority of that album still sits on the proverbial shelf. It has not been the easiest ride emotionally or creatively. It seemed like every time I had a leg up and the light at the end of the tunnel was drawing nearer, something would happen and dramatically alter the course. I am so proud of this album and I so desperately wanted to share it with you. So many people crossed my path and gave their two cents about who I was and what I should sound like, that by the end of the day my original vision had been lost and buried. For the first time ever I found myself in a position where I was trying to appease someone else. I’m heartbroken that you might never hear the original version of this album as I had intended. I’ve had my moment of grief and I think the only way I can get through it is by moving forward.
I have recently started a new album from scratch and I couldn’t be more excited.