songwriting

alchemy

I love writing songs.

I love taking an idea and toying with it, looking at it from a million angles, then exploding it onto paper, combing through the debris for hidden treasures.

I love messing around on an instrument, just moving from one sound to the next like a flint striking until something suddenly sparks and smolders.

I love hammering words into a smooth line, bending and easing and forcing them into a useful shape, grafting in new ones and chipping out old ones and buffing over the seams.

And I love most of all the assembly process of piecing it together, puzzling over the square-peg words and the round-hole notes, turning them every which way until suddenly - click! - itโ€™s a single thing, a song, an entity to itself. A thing that never existed before this moment and yet somehow seems as if it has always been there.

Alchemy.

I love it.

TOMORROW

Tomorrow, I am casting my little song-seeds onto the wind.

What a fun process it has been. I've learned so much and been blessed to work with some amazing humans.

In the weeks to come, I'm going to tell you the story of each song on the album, and about the people involved.

I can't wait to share this music with you. I can't wait to tell you all of the stories.

I hope you are as blessed by it as I was. Thanks for listening.

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(Album releases Feb. 19 online. For a physical CD, click here.)