Lady, running down to the riptide. Taken away to the dark side.
My hope is to continue to make new music and go with the flow. I think I’ll always be creative. I want to keep making good music, put myself into positions where I need to rise to the occasion of playing in front of an audience, and continually get better at what I’m doing.
When you think of love do you think of pain?
Most songwriting like poetry takes a careful selection of words. Sometimes you’re just channeling something and a selection of words come out that you wouldn’t normally say, but you come up with an assortment of words that are really special. It just makes sense even if it’s normally how you wouldn’t express yourself.
A lot of the album is made of love songs I’ve written over the past three or four years that have lasted the test of time. It’s probably the thing that connects the songs together other than the sound of my vocals.
You’re just like, “I like doing this – it’s something I have a lot of passion for.” You happen to do it, you enjoy songwriting, and eventually if you’re writing enough songs, then you fall into it.
I’d be dong something creative – something I could express my personality through. I enjoyed working as a gardener before music consumed more of my time. I would probably be still working as a gardener, perhaps, and I wouldn’t mind doing odd jobs on the side that were creative, but I’m not sure what they’d be.
It wasn’t professional, but it was a few levels below the top level. I loved playing football, but my passion was always music. It didn’t become a possibility to me until I started playing songs I thought were good. I think it happened during my third song. The dream to become a musician appeared in my heart, and that happened about 2010.