It’s been a long time, I should’ve left you without a blog post to step to. So here is a little update of what’s going on with me and my mind:
Before I put out the Hearts EP, I worked on a lot of other people’s music. It was fun, and at the time seemed promising. I liked working behind the scenes and thinking of myself as a producer. But in the end it just wasn’t as satisfying as I wanted it to be. Although I gained a lot of experience working with other people, it wasn’t getting me to where I wanted to go.
The biggest sacrifice I made while working on other people’s music was pushing my own music to the side. At no point did I ever stop making songs, but I wasn’t finishing the projects I was starting. And the rare time I would release something, it didn’t have the support behind it to make people take notice. After a few years of this, I couldn’t help but feel as though I had been focusing my energy in the wrong places.
Putting out Hearts was a big step for me. It got me back to thinking independently. Since it’s release last year, I’ve been bitten by the bug again and can’t wait to share all the music that I’ve been working on for so long. Birdapres and I released Argyle in May, but that was just the beginning: you can definitely expect more music coming from me this year, solo and collaborative. And each piece of music I release will be as diverse from the last as Hearts was from Argyle, from Krautrock influenced pop to post-punk influenced rap.
Some people may say this will confuse the audience, that they won’t be able to trust my brand. But those people maybe under estimate this theoretical audience. I am a dynamic person, and I think dynamic people will be interested in what I do. And as for genre’s, who really takes them seriously these days anyway?