In the summer of 2018, there was sad and bizarre news in Seattle. A 29 year-old airport employee hijacked a plane. Despite having no pilot experience he took off, performed several aerobatic maneuvers, and told air traffic controllers, “I’m just a broken guy, a few screws loose I guess,” before crashing the plane into a lightly populated island. An onlooker shared the footage online where he was named “Space Cowboy” by netizens who watched in amazement.
There will always be unrealized dreams and unfulfilled love. "Broken Screw" extends from the spirit of the story of the Sky King, ever transforming, into an entity with many heads and many arms. It may be a lonely individual navigating a vast concrete jungle, an old machine that loosens screws, a sea of stars, or a bridge that divides the world.
This album was recorded during the COVID-19 epidemic; a time where many people were feeling impermanent in the face of the disaster and worried about unfinished business.
As the band's first official album these eight songs are like eight courses of inoculation, often rough in the beginning. It takes a little patience to allow time for the blood flow free and openly. Everything in this world is connected. Like the story of the Space Cowboy and all of those who experience this album, there is a reason to come together.