Usually, when singer/guitarist Alex Estrada begins the writing process on a new Silver Snakes’ album, he will retreat to the California desert or mountains to distance himself from the day-to-day hustle of the Los Angeles landscape he calls home.

This time, he welcomed the chaos.

“I didn’t want this record to be influenced by seclusion,” Estrada said. “I wanted to experience the outside world for what it is at this time, not just in my own head or what my idea of it was. It was very different for me.”

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