The first single I released is ready for your playlist over at Spotify!
"Harville" is where this whole project started. Head spinning and resentful for most of 2014, I realized I needed an outlet built specifically for the less popular topics of conversation I still had to process. So I took the style I'd been using with Reid Craft in Housefire Melody and adapted it for that purpose.
I cut the whole song in my bedroom with a laptop running Studio One and a single guitar amp. Even wrote the drum parts on a keyboard. All these years later, the process behind this song still seems blisteringly fast to me.
I don't know why I didn't do this before now. You can now buy "Harville" directly from me at the new Okayfine shop.
All my future releases, while being available for listening on all streaming platforms, will be posted for sale on Bandcamp in any format you want, often at any price you want. That also means that eventually, the same shop will sell physical copies and merchandise. Tell me you wouldn't look good with that typography logo on your t-shirt.
And of course, it would be awesome to see my music show up in your collections.
I've never been very good at writing lyrics. There have been nights that I bolted upright in bed with an idea, yet sat there for upwards of three hours struggling to form the perfect lines. Yet, the poetry I find best is always finished in half an hour.
I believe the best inspiration is your original experience. There's very little you can know better than what goes on in your own head, and for me that's often a world unto itself, with twisting pathways and staircases to nowhere. When I find a clearing or a dead end, the clarity or confusion almost write the songs themselves.
And I also believe music is possibly the best way to express ponderings or emotion, either lyrically or sonically, respectively. So I use it to stop the worst of it festering, and help the rest of it to make sense. That's about the best anyone could do.