So I have finally finished this batch of 10 songs that I've been working on for the past two years (some of which were actually written even before that). In trying to sequence the tracks I realized that they didn't really work together on one album because of the diversity of the songs. For this reason I have decided to split the album up into 2 EP's.
Under Open Skies is the first and features the more catchy, upbeat and poppy tunes. The second EP will be titled Forward Momentum and will contain some of the more experimental and edgy songs. In the end however, the two can be thought of as Side A & B of an old-school LP or cassette tape.
I have been inspired to write music for as long as I can remember because of the feelings that music is able to evoke. It's sometimes hard to pinpoint exactly where that inspiration comes from and at times if feels like a song emerges from some unknown place – from either deep within the subconscious or perhaps even beyond the self. Looking back at the finished product I can see where some of it did come from... but rather than spell it out I would rather have you as the listener form your own opinion and inject your own meaning into these songs. At the end of the day I think that music (and art in general) is at its most powerful when we can each relate some of it to our own lives.
Thanks for listening,
released November 7, 2011
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