put his musical aspirations on hold at the age of 24 to open his own successful New York instrument retail chain, Alto Music. After 25 years of being away, Haber decided that it was time to return to being a guitarist in a band. Despite the fact that Haber was not performing all those years, he was still writing songs. One day in February of 2013, Haber had the urge to gather all the tunes to properly record them, and, ultimately, marking the beginning of the DEC3 project.
In our interview, Haber recalled why he wanted to make the album: "I figured that I had all these great songs, ones that I really like and thought that people will like them, too. I went about getting that together and as I started doing it, I started writing and I became very prolific. So most of the songs on the record are new ones - eight of the 12 are new ones that I'd written."