This album was created in my bedroom with no budget, one microphone, a keyboard, and my voice. It is eclectic and experimental, a chronicle of my experiences over a 4 year period of time.
In some songs you can hear the sounds of suburbia, cars passing by, or rain subtly pattering on the windows. The lo-fi production creates a sense of intimacy, like you are in the room here with me listening to my story. For this reason, I would recommend listening on headphones (for optimal results, I used audio technica - ATH-MSR7 headphones). Unfortunately, professional mastering was out of the question for me due to the nature of this project.
I spent a long time in isolation crafting the secret world that existed inside my head and pulling it into reality, yearning for someone else to see the world through my eyes, craving empathy and connection.
This was a dark time for me.
Nobody believed in me. Nobody cared about my art. Nobody shared my vision. So I did it alone.
Through social media we craft a caricature of our true selves. We don a mask and live our lives through a lens.
'Nobody sees through the fake smiles and pleasantries. Nobody sees past the lies or past their phone screens.'
But really, many of us feel alone and trapped by our technologies. In the time of mass communication and media, it seems people are becoming more isolated than ever before.
Music was my escape, my meditation, my worship. I hope you too, may find solace or escape in my creation. I have held these secrets in my heart and let the pain consume me for too long. It is time to let go.
released April 13, 2017
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