The music on the album represents what’s happened in my life in the last few years, and I hope it shows my love for everyone who took part in that time with me. My friends and family have supported, loved, challenged and laughed with me and that is what I like to write songs about. I want to love more and better, I want to surrender more, I want to live with less fear, I want to participate in healing and connecting. I think I subconsciously write about the things I’m hoping for, and the songs on this album are about those desires.
Having the opportunity to make and release music is a serious blessing, so thank you for anyone who will listen to it and get something out of it. Also, shout out to everyone putting their hearts and souls on their sleeves in their art, you are giving strength to other people (like me) to make their own art and do it with as little fear as possible. I have admiration for artists and people who are unafraid to continually discover who they are. This record is a tribute to those people and to whatever level of that intention I can summon in myself.
This is a small collection of songs that were written at different times over the last two years. Some of them were written during the same time as Are You Alone? but did not end up on that album for one reason or another. Others were written and recorded for fun last summer.
I want to release all these songs because I like them a lot and since I am working on new music, my attention will inevitably go to that new music and these songs will be forgotten, and forgotten songs are sad.
So this isn’t an album, and it isn’t an album of “new music”, but it’s a collection of older songs that I like and that I feel deserve to be released.
Note: The recordings might sound a bit rough, I mixed and mastered it myself and am in the process of learning how to be better at that…
This album was made between March and July 2020 in Wisconsin, USA
It’s a musical interpretation of some poems I have published online in the last few months.
I’m pissing in the wind, my dude.
I’ve lost my wallet, my dude.
I’ve blown my cover, my dude.
I feel like God, my dude.
I feel so weak, my dude.
I’m in the hole, my dude.
I’m overgrown, my dude.
I want to die, my dude.
I feel so far away, my dude.
Just like a star, my dude.
I would tax you, my dude.
I’d arrest you, my dude.
For you I would undress, my dude.
I love to laugh, my dude.
I love to play guitar, my dude.