I'm excited to report that I'm hard at work on a new album!
This project is a new foray of sorts. For the first time I'll be making an album comprised solely of original songs, drawing on my own experiences over the last half-decade.
In that regard, I consider it to be a true original writing project -- both from a lyrical standpoint, as well as from a songwriting perspective. A return to form for me.
In late 2016, I began writing lyrics for what I thought could be new songs. At the time, I was finishing a different album, The Invisible Santa But Still Oceans Remain. Given the subject matter of this new material, I didn't think it would be right for that album.
But it did mark the beginning of a new series of stories I would write. Stories focused on the people I've met since I moved to San Francisco, the relationships I've had, and the places I've been.
The stories are the basis, and foundation, of these new songs. Without them, there would be no new music.
These stories, and their songs, I hope, will blossom into visual pictures of their own.
... from my first roll shot on the Holga.