Here we go! My official and complete overview of What Am I! Let's get started...
What Am I was supposed to be an album all about me. It was an edgy personal journey that exposed myself and didn't leave room for any bullshit. Halfway through, I realized that I felt rather selfish writing it! So, I re-positioned the lens and (thankfully) still kept it in focus! It wasn't just about me anymore. What Am I is about the people in our world; people like me and people not like me. It's about my views and feelings in a changing world. It's serious, funny, and hopeful all at the same time. I cover subjects ranging all the way from appearance pressures to bullying; problems in our society as well as problems within myself. WAI is a personal journey. Every song gets closer and closer to me as a person. You can notice in the songs that the style and tone changes as you progress through the album. It starts out with a release of all this penned up energy I have with "Make You Giggle". It's lighthearted and humorous as the tone blends into "Enter Me". "Broken" is our first sign of what's to come, showing my hidden feelings of being worn and tired out right now (even as I still mask it with an upbeat song). Now I'm not going to go over every song (that comes later) but we quickly move into more somber songs before sending off the album in the best way possible. I'm really proud of this ultimate mash up of my personality, musical styles, and tones. What Am I was cut down to be more focused and refined and features samples of pop, jazz/blues, and alternative music. I hope you guys enjoy it. It's my proudest work yet and it's very dear to my heart. It's more than music, it's a part of me.
29 August 2012
16 August 2012
So if you didn't already know, What Am I (my new album) comes out on the 31st! That's in like, two weeks! I would get pumped for that! Nearing release, I will be uploading videos of every song so you can sample them before you buy! 3 a day (except for the last day where there will be 4)! Also nearing the release, there will be a special blog post detailing the themes and meaning of the album. This is my proudest work yet, and I want people to see it the way I saw it when I wrote it. Now for some bad news! The Ocean On Tap has been removed from retailers! I just couldn't keep up with the cost and honestly, compared to What Am I, The Ocean On Tap fails in every category. The songs are still pretty dear to me and I realize it was my first effort, but now it just feels lackluster compared to What Am I. The album will still be available through my store, not anywhere else. Now for some worse news! The third and final music video in the Punk Project has been cancelled/put on near permanent hold. I honestly need to take a break from making these videos. That's not to say it's totally out of the question, I'm still considering. Right now I'm just way too busy. Yeah, that's a lot of bad news! But don't worry, What Am I is coming and it will knock your socks off.