The new EP is finally done and its titled "Moving On".
It can be downloaded by clicking on the player below, visiting bandcamp, or by clicking the "Music" link at the top of this page.
For a free download, click "Buy Now" and enter "0".
Five tracks are included.
1. Where We're Going
I crafted this one during the tail end of winter. I was sick with the flu for about a week. As I was just starting to feel better, I wrote the guitar part.
I wanted it to be a piece of music with a bittersweet feeling. The only problem was, the guitar alone wasn't cutting it. So I let the music sit on my computer for about a month until I went through a bittersweet experience. All of a sudden, out came the piano melody.
I wrote about it in detail a while back.
Right now - as I'm writing this - I am listening to it. I still think it captures what I originally wanted it to.
It’s knowing you have to leave when there is a small part of you that would much rather stay.
2. Moving On
A bit of a companion piece to the first track. "Moving On" is all about disappointment.
Not disappointment in the sense that I have been holding on to it, but in the sense of its purpose.
And what the best thing to do about it is.
It's a song that encapsulates a lot of the last few years for me. People, situations, and all kinds of seasons of life come and go.
And in many instances, they go when you least want them to.
3. Quiet Man Go
A happy, quick, upbeat song. One of the shortest I've ever written.
Not much to say about it other than it was fun to make and the name comes from an inside joke from a few of my friends.
I find it to be a fitting title.
4. Everything Else
It's that feeling you get at the end of a good day. Everything you're thankful for. All that has come before.
Everything that has the ability to put a smile on your face.
For the longest time, I had wanted to write a song where the title was a girl's name. During the spring months, I got hooked on songs like Alison, Sophie, Valerie, etc. They all have a certain charm to them.
I wanted to go with a name that was classic sounding and had a certain timelessness to it. I went with Alice.
It's a song I wasn't intending to ever be about someone specific. I don't personally know anyone by that name. Then a funny thing happened. I realized that I in fact crafted a song around someone specific.
I do in fact know "Alice". It's not this person's real name of course, but this song that had started with a broad idea turned out to be about something more specific than originally intended.
As an artist, I am constantly fascinated by what can come out subconsciously. One moment you're writing a song that has very little meaning other than a general idea and before you know it, you have something that can only come from the people you're surrounded by and the experiences you have been given.