Imagination of Ourselves
There's something very liberating about recording a song in your boxers. That's one perk I enjoyed recording my new album, 'Imagination of Ourselves.' My latest effort is a collection of songs blending humor, introspection, melancholy, and optimism, set to an organic Britpop feel, without the pretense. These songs invite you to listen. Liberation is one of the central themes that run through the album, whether it's the tongue-in-cheek humor of 'Snuggies' and 'Shipwrecked (Part 1 and 2)' or the meditative 'Talk Without a Word' and 'Reverie.' This album evolved from my desire to accomplish something I've been putting off for way too long. I guess you could say that life got in the way and imagining myself accomplish this goal compelled me to do it. I had to record this album. I made a couple of decisions early on that would steer it's creation: I wanted to produce it in my apartment and not in a studio while the clock was ominously ticking; and I wanted to be as self-reliant as possible in recording it so that it's an accurate reflection of who I am as a person. The songs run the gamut of emotions: the sadness of someone leaving, the humdrum routine of an office job, losing a big hand in poker, the beauty of the world around us, and the most important thing in life, other people, since happiness is only real when shared. Without being melodramatic, this album is the culmination all of the joy, frustration, accomplishments, setbacks, victories, and defeats I've experienced in the 13 years I've been making music. It's a long-overdue project and I can't wait to make it real by sharing it with you.