Acoustic Love Letters
Today is an exciting day for me.
Life has had a really funny way of telling me that I'm not ready for Music. I was supposed to have an EP release in 2011, 12, and 13. Here it is 2014 and I'm putting out an acoustic project, one much different than the project that I set out to release in the first place. Like I said, life is funny that way. It doesn't always go as planned, but it always goes as intended.
For years, people have told me, just put something out. But with the budgets I've had, the setbacks I've experienced, and the points of pure human resistance, I never got around to putting anything out. There have been countless times when I've been close to finished with a project, only for something drastic to happen to have me start over completely from scratch. This most recent time forced me in a different direction. Those of you who have kind of followed my path up until now probably know that I've been working on a project called, "Audiobook". I am now working on Audiobook version 3.0 because of the amount of times I've had to start fresh. Audiobook 3.0, however, experienced a minor scare late in December forcing me to think outside of the box. I decided I would compile all of the loose songs that had no placement in any project and realized they were all love songs, hence "Acoustic Love Letters". This project is special to me for a number of reasons.
- One, it is an acoustic, live album, which I've always wanted to do but did not think I would be doing this soon in my music "career".
- Two, this project is self recorded from my home "studio", the first project I have ever "engineered".
- Three, this project is coming to me at a really great time in my life, one where these love letters ring very true to how I currently feel about love and life, so it feels very genuine (to me).
- Lastly, this project has taught me that if you truly believe in your path and your purpose, you find ways to make it work. It has taught me that sometimes to prove you are blindly faithful you must go against the resistance, even if it is out of your control and find ways to navigate against the grain. This project has taught me that the person that I can always rely on is myself and the only person that can let me down is me, so if I don't get where I need to go, well, who is to blame? This project has strengthened me as an artist, and more importantly a person.
I am so excited to share this project with you all, MY VERY FIRST release of original music, after YEARS of being a writer, composer, and artist.
Please Enjoy, Acoustic Love Letters