Writing a solo album is both the best and worst decision I’ve made.
On the one hand, it’s incredibly liberating - after years of teaching myself to play each instrument in a band situation and working on my composing, structuring and lyric writing it’s incredibly freeing to be able to pour my heart and soul into every line, every riff, every beat and give it every ounce of passion I’ve got.
But on the other hand, it’s an incredibly lonely experience. Sure, I may be able to write exactly what I’d like to hear, use the exact recipes that I’d want if I was contributing to a band - but there’s nobody to bounce ideas off, nobody to communicate with and ask “Do you think I could improve this by changing this or adding this?” and it’s an extremely isolating situation.
All in all though, I believe it’s a tough struggle that’ll be worthwhile in the end. Over the 13 tracks I’ve written, an entire story has been crafted and although I undermine my musical ability a fair amount, I can happily say I’m extremely proud of what I’ve created, and I’m looking forward to sharing it all when the time comes.
Anyway! I’ll be putting a few covers up over the next couple of days so I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and if you’re listening to anything - listen to it loud! 🖤