I’ve been reviewing the body of work I’ve created over the past few months and I’m so excited to share it with you in due time. Some songs are finished, others are pulling into focus.
The cycle is strange; you chase an inspiration and immerse yourself in a vision so wholeheartedly that it becomes almost philosophical to you, but eventually you must deconstruct it and unlearn everything you thought you knew in order to begin anew. For me, music is funny that way. The more I study it, the less I understand it.
The next chapter of OC is filled with wild goose chases and extraordinary twists and turns — through old familiar fancies and across new frontiers. I’ve been lucky to capture some magical ideas, a few of which are so eccentric, they are borderline strange — dark and beautiful.
I’ve decided 2014 is a solo year for me in studio. Not that I tire of collaborating, quite the contrary — but my universe is rotating at such a pleasant rate that I find myself inspired to investigate and explore the endless unchartered expanse of imagination that remains unmapped in my own head, absent of outside contribution. Thus I stray and wander, all alone, during the early hours of the morning, after the city retires and the world is fast asleep.
I think a lot but I don’t say much, and so I write.