Well, we’ve landed. 2021. Happy New Year, man.
But do any of you get the feeling that the calendar has flipped over, but this ride’s not over yet?
Let’s get to it: This year, I’ve made a promise to myself to write & record more prolifically than I ever have done before. If I’m home, I might as well make use of the time. I’ve lazed around the fire pit, I’ve spent last March & April sauced; I’ve gone into teaching music via Zoom & I’ve surfed my big highs & lows – it all comes back to what keeps me sane & grounded, and that’s music & living with purpose.
So 2021 will see me in the Song Shelter more than ever, despite what live performance opportunities may or may not arise.
I had recorded 2 songs earlier this past fall, and I felt they belonged together. “I Still Want You,” is a direct reassurance to a lover, & “Middle of History” was written about a few people in my little bubble; watching them live their lives right here in this little neighbourhood, while all the world’s chaos goes on ‘out there.’
Both songs are similar in mood & shape, so I wanted to release them together. I’ll let go of ’em on Friday January 8th.
Wherever you’re reading this from, I hope you’re smilin’