This year has been pretty frustrating, and let's be honest, an absolute shit show. And I don't really know anyone who thinks any differently. Even still, I remain positive. Why? What is the alternative? Shrivel up and die? Nah. I'm good. My drive to write, play, and record music is still here. That may surprise some of you since I go "silent" for months at a time. I apologize for not updating on social media as much as other artists do. I am still doing a lot of things, quietly, behind the scenes.
I've been working on a new single since July. It's not a "new" song, but it's one that deserves to be re-imagined. I brought in the co-producer from my album, "Seasons" to work his magick on this track as well. Bryan Gonzalez is not only a friend, but also someone with a vision that I share and understand. The last few bits are being added and the track will be mixed and mastered in the next couple of weeks. I'm planning for an end of September release.
And concurrently, production on "Lovesick" is beginning now! Again, I need to state that I'm going to take my time with this record. I can't say when it will be done, but it WILL be done at some point. I'm trying my best to plan out content to release in the meantime. I found an incredibly talented Art Director / Photographer for this project and new promo photos and album art will be borne of this collaboration. We're scouting locations and acquiring costumes at the moment. I am also hoping to create lots of visual art to accompany my music.
(I have abandoned plans to finish and release the "Peter Pan" music video. It will be archived, indefinitely, because life is sometimes complicated.)
I'm also continuing to write new music! I have found myself working on two records simultaneously. I've never done this before. I find myself pulled to work on many songs. I am also working up the courage to (mostly) produce my 6th studio album. So, it makes sense that I should start that now, to give myself lots of time to give it the attention and care it needs.
I remain focused on creating the best music (and visual art) that I possibly can, and not worrying about the rest. I do this because I am compelled to do it. And I will share what I've created in the best ways that I know how (that don't cause me enormous amounts of stress) and that is all I can do. I only hope that I will make a connection with just ONE person (I would prefer more than that). That would satisfy me.
Currently Reading: The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Currently Listening to: FKA Twigs, Caroline Polachek, and ALL music genres of the 90's.
Currently Learning: More music theory, some sound engineering, and still learning French! (I'm at Intermediate level and it's getting tough!)
Currently Watching: Re-watching "Offspring" on Netflix and also re-watching The Matrix...
And always full of hope, full of love, full of excitement and curiosity about what will happen next in this mysterious human existence! I am sending love and wishing everyone who reads this (and even those who don't) much needed peace during these uncertain times.