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Gomez Take Different Approach on New Record

Before Gomez released their last record the band separated from each other for a while and that space gave them new life on the road. Since some members of the band live in the UK and others here in the states.. it's pretty easy to do. This time out technology provided a new space in the creative process and allowed the band to come together in other ways. “We decided not to spend any time together at all,” Ian Ball (vocals, guitar) described. “We’d work at home, aiming for two to three ideas every month.” Ball's strategy paid off and the band demoed 80 new songs this past year. “I enjoyed the way that it went down, it was really interesting and cool, and definitely my favorite way to record so far,” said Ball. “I think everyone enjoyed the way it worked out. It gave you a lot of time to really formulate what you wanted to do. When you’re on your own, you can explore things on your own time.” Gomez then narrowed down those 80 songs to find their 10 favorite and recorded Whatever's On Your Mind in a Virginia studio in just a couple days. The record hits stores June 21st. Here's an acoustic performance of Our Goodbye from the record. Posted by V. Cannova

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