From the digital desk of Urban Heat‘s Jonathan K. Horstmann :
In the spring of 2020 I started working on a collection of songs with the intention of going into the studio with Jonas Wilson (Mr. Pink Records), as was our practice with previous releases. COVID-19 had other plans, and my family found itself needing to leave Texas to quarantine in North Carolina with my wife’s family. Jonas and I decided I would finish the songs remotely and send them to him for mixing. This meant driving to the East Coast in a car packed with my wife, daughter, dog, outboard studio gear and a ton of synths. Nearly 2 months later we returned to Texas with finished songs, one of those being Running Out of Time.
I think we’ve all been changed by the experience. Quarantining with your family teaches you a lot about yourself, your limits, and how to be patient. Recording on your own provides insight on your choices, how you make decisions, and how to forgive yourself.
When it came time for a video we got the band together for a socially distanced shoot. Everyone’s parts were filmed individually in a home studio and cut together. I filmed Kevin and Pax, and my wife Hannah stepped in when it came time to film my parts.