Six songs of challenging emotional states. The songs are linked in that each explores themes of insecurity, our baser natures (mine at least), the consequences of behavior & actions, and ultimately resolution.
The songs will be released, in order, as individual tracks over the next 4 weeks. (by: October 24, 2021)
The Songs (and year written)
- Making Peace with the War (2019)
- Reflections (on life) (2021)
- Troubled Mind (2021)
- Decision Road (2012)
- The Night is Calling (2009)
- Clear the Air (2021)
I've created a YouTube playlist of acoustic renditions of all 6 songs. You can listen to them on YouTube or below.
#1: Making Peace with the War
I blue's rock song about a realization of our own darker natures and inner demons.
The day after writing, Troubled Mind, the title track of this EP, I was playing with a simple, mellow & introspective sounding chord pattern. After I wrote the first verse - really the first line - I knew I felt deeply for the protagonist. Facing loss, shame, and realization of his own frailty, escape seems the most reasonable answer.
#3: Troubled Mind
I wrote the first line to this song, "The reports of my demise, well mostly they were true." after reading a misquote of Mark Twain. "The report of my death was an exaggeration." A somewhat angry but ultimately needy desire to hear what he wants to hear - regardless of the truth.
#4: Decision Road
Bad choices, bad love, and lessons learned... or not learned as the case may be.
#5: The Night is Calling
An ode to our baser nature.
#6: Clear the Air
Remembering a past relationship, recognition of the necessary loneliness, and contentment at where things have gone.