A lot of people ask me why "Come Back Now" sounds like it was recorded on an cell phone. Well, here's an explanation:
It was important to me to have one song on the album where I couldn't hide behind production, mixing, or Auto Tune. While I think all of those elements are awesome and totally acceptable, I also wanted my listeners to be able to honestly experience what I sound like—no frills, no gimmicks.
So we set up a microphone in my living room and I sat down and played the song. What you hear is a one-take recording with no editing or overdubs. The only thing we added was the simple piano solo.
Is the recording imperfect? Absolutely. Is it a little bit shaky in a few spots? Yes (dang it). Do I wish I sounded a little better? Gosh yes (dang it again). But the bottom line is that it's honest. It's just me and you in my living room.