This past year has been a whirlwind, between the Pandemic, Politics, way too much Netflix and talking to myself I decided to jump back into music again. I mean, I'm always writing songs, but not in a disciplined format. 10 years ago, I was putting out an album every other year. If you check out my music store, I'm sure there's a good 25-30 songs in there but then I delved into the world of being an entrepreneur - co-founded the music tech platform Tuneport.com and decided to focus on pushing other artists' music for awhile.
From booking, promoting, running my own company and just trying to pay the bills, my songwriting took a backseat for a long while. And then I moved to MT and found some peace. I loved LA, truly, and I am trying to finish my book about all of my experiences living there, but LA was a lot. When you live there, you'll feel the constant pressure/energy to be someone or beat the competition. It's definitely survival of the fittest and after 10 years of busking, selling my CD's person to person, creating two Independent Music Scenes along with a custom song company and a digital music storefront for artists, I decided I needed a breather, so I moved out to my home-land of Missoula, MT. 2 years later, it seems the the mountain air, friendly vibe and love for music in this small community has rejuvenated an old flame, in a reference to the documentary you can read about here, the firefly started to slowly burn again.
Now in December 2021, I find myself recording not one, but 12 songs! I guess if you're going to do something, it's best to "go big or go home" but geesh home is looking pretty good too. Lol. I hope you enjoy "Inside Out" I think it's a very pertinent song for the times we are living in. Mental Health is no joke right now. I know we're all spending way too much time with ourselves these days, so you better love yourself, because right now it's all we got. On that note, if you start having conversations with your breadbox, you might need to find yourself a therapist.
Unfortunately, my job requires a lot of traveling, so getting a pet to help with the loneliness was out of the question, but I did grow one on my face for some time. "Inside Out" came about because, well, this time has made me feel very on edge, so I've spent a lot of time digging into who I am and what makes me tick. On another note, "Inside Out" according to Dave Grohl's book, is the creative DNA that can't be learned and it comes from the inside out. And well, we've literally been sheltered in place these past two years, Inside & Out, so all of that came into play when thinking about the song. IN the end, I'd like to hear what "Inside Out" means to you and how are you taking care of yourself during these uncertain times? I hope you enjoy my song and make sure to come back in February to check out the next one!