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“My Own Way” Re-Do

March 16th, 2016

Hello, I have a question that I’ve always wondered about – How did the two different versions of “My Own Way” come about? Why did they choose to redo it for RIO when it was previously released as a single? I’m glad they did because I love both, but I was just curious. Thanks a lot! Brett Schieber

“Hi Brett,

“My Own Way” was the first single to come out post debut album releases. So, it was recorded in an isolated session before we started work on the RIO album. Once the sound architecture began to take shape in the RIO sessions, we realized the original version of “My Own Way” did not seem to fit in sonically. Possibly the live strings seemed out of context. Hence, we decided to record a more raw version of the song during the album sessions. NR”