This is something I've been working on for quite some time and I am really happy to finally have something concrete to put out for anyone that is actually interested in listening.
The idea, akin to the rest of this piece, is non-conformist. Nothing really sounds similar from one track to the next and that is completely intentional. I believe art changes, it evolves - I attempted to demonstrate this with a vast portion of "a Collection".
All of these tracks were written at a very pivotal point in my life. Coming a little over a year after experiencing the single most regrettable situation of my life, to becoming an ex-husband, to finding that the idea of, "love" is not as dead as I've allowed myself to believe it is.
I've also learned to accept that there is only ever one today, tomorrow is a different story entirely. I've been learning to live each and every single day as if it were to be my last. Eventually, I'll be right.
I've grown a lot in the past year, I've changed a lot in the past year - I will continue this stride and not slow down. And if I should, I will understand that I am only human.
Why bother to try if you're afraid to fail, right? Failure is a very important part of the process as a whole. I'd rather fail and learn how to improve than always succeed. Sometimes life doesn't go according to the plans you've set - sometimes opposition is fierce and you have to persevere.
To everyone that inspired me along the way, good or bad, thank you so very much - you don't understand what you have done for me, you may never. I'm absolutely awful at expressing my appreciation for the people in my life that have pushed me but thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
I won't name names, I've said my thanks - from the worst situations to the best, I appreciate every single one of you. Genuinely, deeply, truly.