It's been a long couple of years for John Bradley. His band, Dads, went through an abrupt split in the Spring of 2015, but even more jarring was all the personal turmoil that soon followed, including family and health concerns. Throughout these ordeals, he wasn't sure how music would play a role in his life or even if it would be in it at all. Fortunately, the inspiration gradually came back as things began to look up, fueled by an entirely fresh perspective and plenty of songwriting fodder.
Bradley's long-time collaborators 6131 Records released the first sampling of these new songs in March 2017 with the appropriately titled Demo EP. Featuring five songs recorded at home by Bradley himself, these demos bridge the gap between where Dads was headed and the new-found, more mature approach afforded to a musician seeing the world in a renewed way.