Roger Bryan is a singer-songwriter from Buffalo, NY. Over the last few years he has been one part of the Old Sweethearts. A band of five that has become known for it's smart song writing and sonic branching out. While the Sweethearts' sound was growing larger and more electrified, Bryan had been writing songs more intimate and folk based. Those songs became 'The Engine Hum'. 'These were in a much different direction than what we we're working toward. The majority of the songs came about in a short amount of time and I wanted them to stay together,' Bryan stated. 'The idea for the record came together pretty quickly.' Within a few short rehearsals Bryan, along with Sweethearts drummer jeff Pietrzak, entered Matt Smith's HI/LO studio and quickly started recording. With the help of some friends they built the songs up from the ground and before long the album was finished. 'Nothing we did had ever been played before. No one knew what they were gonna do. We just showed up and hit record really. It was a lot of fun and a very refreshing and inspiring way to do it. The whole experience there was great,' recalls Bryan. 'It felt brand new.' The completed record has an immediacy whether it's at a whisper or trying to break out of the speakers. Something that rings true to the subject matter as well. Cites Bryan,'The 'hum' is that moment where you're standing in front of nowhere and having to decide that everything before is gone and doesn't matter. So many things can change. It can be easy to forget why you loved it in the first place. When you may have to destroy something you love so you don't hate it. That's what a lot of it is about. And trying not to look back.' The Engine Hum is out now on Harvest Sum Recordings.