Finding My Voice
I am not referring to my physical voice, but my metaphorical voice. This is something I have always struggled with. Not just in my art, but in my daily life. There are times when I feel like I am accurately representing my feelings, thoughts, views, ideas, but for the most part, I find myself doing and saying things that won't rock the boat. It's not that I'm afraid that people won't agree with me, it's just that I don't want to disconnect myself from anyone in particular because of my ideas about life. When people are ready and willing to receive my input on any matter, I have no problem laying it out on the line. People closest to me respect my opinions and take everything I say to heart.
Unfortunately, when it comes to the lyrics of my music, I don't know the people who are going to listen to it. In the past, I was afraid of showing who I really was in my work, or what I really thought about the world and the way people fit into it. I vow to my fans and to myself to never be afraid to truly express myself in my art. This is one of the best platforms for expression with the least amount of judgement passed. My favorite lyricists are so in tune with humanity and have such a way with their words that it can feel as though reaching that level is completely impossible. What I've come to realize is that I will never be them--and that's totally fine.
My ideas don't have to be perfect, they only have to reflect what I believe to be true. If people don't agree, that should not keep me from putting out what my version of the truth is. If it helps anyone in any way, that should always be enough for me to continue creating. I have been working on new material for when I hit the studio in Brooklyn next month and I promise that it will all be completely related to myself. Not because I believe I am anybody special, but because if I'm going to say anything, it should be true to me. I will no longer be afraid of putting my true self out there.