This is a loose concept album about feeling inadequate. It follows the journey of a cycle of realization: getting hurt by people you invest parts of yourself in and giving up, until you let someone in again - and then dealing with the resulting anxiety and self-doubt that brings.
It's about feeling like you aren't good enough because of circumstances outside of your control. It's about putting faith in people who take advantage of that, and consequently losing faith in people and in yourself. More than anything, it's about understanding that you are good enough, and that things will get better if you fight to make it happen. We all deserve love and happiness, no matter who tells you otherwise.
Best enjoyed using headphones.
released February 22, 2016
On this recording, Better Days is:
James Jaskolka - vocals, guitars, bass, percussion
Elliot DeMesa - vocals, guitars
Toni Pennello - vocals, flute, keyboards
Additional instrumentation by Jacob Santarsiero and Anthony Cardone. This album was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Sean Davis and Anthony Cardone over four days in a house in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Cover photo by Erin Ryan, design by James Jaskolka and Gabby Glinski.
To anyone who ever cared enough to help or support this, and especially to those who didn't: thank you.
Special thank you to the people that gave these songs life. I hope you find what you need.