I can't believe it's the summer. Wow. Time just flys by. I am writing my face off. And I'll tell you why it's taking me so long to make my next record(as in years.) It's taking me so long because… It's not good enough for you yet. I have travelled a long and somewhat winding road to get to this point in my writing. Maybe you will hear it, maybe you won't. But I hear it. And I really feel like I'm finally writing songs that are interesting enough, honest enough, and that I like enough to share with you. My record label is on board with what I'm doing and now I'm moving into the looking for producers stage while I work on finishing up my writing. I have 4 more songs to go and then I'm recording!!
It's so different this time around. When writing the Cricket's Orchestra, my last record, I only had to answer to myself. The songs were as good as I could make them at that point in my career. But I expect more from myself now. And I am working with a larger group of people who also have opinions on what I'm doing. And this time around, I care what you think. I want to make music that I like and that you like. I'm not one of those artists that thinks it's all about the artist. I think artists like that come up with amazing stuff sometimes, but I can't forget about you when I write and perform. You are why I don't just write songs for myself and play them alone in my bedroom. You are why I swallow my fear and get in front of that mic to sing. You are why I mine my feelings and experiences, digging them out of myself and hammering them into some sort of musical experience that I can show you. That I can share with you. That you can experience through me. This is why it's taking so long. This is also what has been making my time fly.