A Pause, a Transformation, and the Arrival of Arthur
Greetings music lovers,
In this blog post, I invite you to join me on a reflective journey through the past few years—an era where I took a temporary hiatus from releasing music. Life presented me with significant changes, challenges, and responsibilities that shifted my focus away from my musical career. Today, I’ll share the transformative moments that reshaped my life and artistic journey.
A Welcoming Change
Since my last release, my family expanded with the arrival of Arthur, blessing my daughter Florence with the role of a loving big sister.
Parenthood has deepened my sense of responsibility and fueled my creativity in unexpected ways. Witnessing the beautiful bond between my children has inspired me to delve deeper into the depths of emotions and explore new themes within my songwriting.
This increased calling to responsibility and the joys of family life has influenced the depth and sincerity of my music.
A Life Demanding Balance
Amidst the demands of daily life and navigating a challenging global climate, I often find it difficult to fully immerse myself in music. Financial responsibilities, a busy life-schedule and the lingering effects of COVID-19 have created mental barriers that often hinder my ability to book gigs with the confidence I once had. The question that occasionally lingers in my mind is not whether a massive crowd would eagerly anticipate my performances, but rather how I could overcome these obstacles and continue to connect, or re-establish connection, with those who have regularly come to see me play in the past?
How can I ensure that every performance, no matter the size, becomes a memorable experience for those in attendance?
While the size of my following may be modest, I am grateful for the unwavering support of those who appreciate my music. Their presence, whether in person or in spirit, fuels my passion and reminds me of the profound impact that music can have on our lives. Together, we navigate this uncertain landscape, and I am committed to exploring new avenues of engagement to reach those who resonate with my songs on a deeper level. Time to get it together and book more gigs.
Stay tuned for the upcoming posts in this reflection series as I continue to share my musical journey and the evolution of my sound.