I hope you're all having as good a weekend as possible. I'm sure - like me - you're all still in your feelings about everything that's happened. It's been difficult to settle back into a rhythm the last couple of days. Still, life is happening and needs to be dealt with. For me, that includes preparing to release my album and book finally. I started this journey almost 3 years ago now which seems crazy. The story of my EP is about the process of evolving. For me, that means going from feeling stuck in a painful cycle to realizing that change is possible and then doing the hard work to break free and grow. I wrote this because I have been working on myself for a long time, trying to identify the things that no longer serve me and removing them from my life so that I can become a better person.
When I was writing this album, there were a lot of conversations about the message and content of the songs. My producer told me then, that I would have to fully live the story I was writing; that is, that I would go through the growth cycle that I was writing about in its fullest form. Today, nearly 3 years after starting to write what would become this album - almost to the date of dad's diagnosis - I listened to the fully mastered and complete version of the album for the first time. And I cried. I cried because of the catharsis of course. But I also cried because, in a way, I just completed the growth cycle that I preemptively wrote about. I walked away from the experience of Dad's death with a sincere and deep connection with all of you. This album encapsulates, for me, the evolution of my relationship with all of you and subsequently with myself. For that reason, I wanted you to be the first people that I shared the entire album with, along with an explanation of what these songs represent. I hope you'll take 20 minutes to sit with the five songs in their entirety. I think this is the best portrait I could give of my emotional self to you. A self that was raised in our beautiful, dynamic family.