“Bad” was written during a really tough time in my life. Wanting someone, feeling like you need them to go on — but what you want is not what is good for you. “Will you see my face, when you fall asleep” is my favorite lyric from the song. The song was co-written and produced by my good friend and collaborator @jordantopf 🤍 thank you for helping me through.
The first track off the album “Million Degrees of Separation” is one of my favorites. We started writing it pre-quarantine and came back to it amidst all the pandemic craziness — finishing it up over zoom and recording vocals out of my studio on garage band (lol ). I wanted to write about those small connections you have with people that mean so much. @linskeez always jokes with me because one time while we were driving together (probably going to Cafe Corner Bistro ) I looked at someone in the car next to me with a coffee mug (i had one too ) and i raised the mug and said aloud “coffee!” feeling so happy that we both had it and that we could connect in that moment. 🤷🏻♂️😂☕️ The song ended up turning more toward needing connection during these times of rough separation and the feelings that surface when faced with being isolated for so long. We thought it was interesting how we started writing it before all this happened... it felt right to put it as the first track. I really enjoy it and hope you do too. And hey, key changes are still cool. Super grateful for @in_drip_ & @dadgrahammusic who co-wrote and produced 🤍
my first album is releasing tomorrow...2 fricken years in the making. I’m gonna be going live starting at 10am to celebrate virtually, discussing the difficulties of staying creative and driven during these wild times...open discussion for creatives feat some friends, collaborators and special guests 🌞 feel free to tune in whenever! Look forward to seeing you there. Ps it’s also national tequila day so...💃💃pic by @alohatylor 💚 styling @starburleigh
There are so many things I want to say, so many feelings. I know we all are hurting right now, in multiple ways - the most important being something that we CAN CHANGE with LOVE. I know this is the time for change. I can feel it in the air. In my skin. It’s like everything has been leading up to this…it all has happened for a reason, the pandemic, the domino effect. THE TIME IS NOW. Your fear and/or lack of knowledge is probably what is holding you back from seeing the truth. I love this post from @reggiewatts “Hate is the desperate want to be loved and understood. Try not to shun those who hate. Keep safe but remind them what love looks like by reflecting the love they still have within themselves.” Stand up for what you believe in. USE YOUR VOICE AND SPREAD CHANGE - TAKE TIME TO EDUCATE YOUR FAMILY (! ), YOUR FRIENDS, & HAVE CONVERSATIONS. DON’T FILL THIS NECESSARY SPACE WITH BULLSHIT…KEEP THE MOMENTUM SO WE CAN GET WHAT WE WANT. SO WE CAN GET OUR FUTURE BACK. Love is violent. Love is passion. Love is fuel. We must ignite the powers that be with LOVE. Don’t stop. I love you all. <3 [ images featuring @adaumornyang & @mfugee / @eastonschirrastudio ]
“...If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its mighty waters. The struggle may be a moral one or it may be a physical one, or it may both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress...“ - Frederick Douglass