Aaron Gillespie is a man obsessed. Whether he's out in front of The Almost, his new eagerly-anticipated rock-based project, or behind the drumkit for the world famous post- hardcore outfit Underoath, who debuted at #2 on the Billboard Album Survey with June 2006's Define The Great Line, the Clearwater, Florida-bred songwriter/musician can't help but throw himself into everything he does.
With Southern Weather, The Almost gives Gillespie the opportunity to put a different musical side of himself on display. Performing nearly every instrument on the disc, Gillespie worked with acclaimed, Seattle-based producer Aaron Sprinkle (Emery, Anberlin) on Southern Weather. On the title song Gillespie incorporates pieces of his youth. "I grew up in the Deep South in a Christian home, he says of the declarative album opener. "I am very much informed by Southern values. Like anyone, I've had struggles along the way. But I'm committed to my faith in Christ. I've had such a strong calling and I think the song speaks to that.