Can a song save your life?
I was ready to quit music.
It was June 2021, and if it wasn’t the end, I felt like you could see it pretty clearly from here.
It felt like I was slowly disappearing, what with the low-level depression and isolation of the pandemic and the confusing algorithms of social media.
I had been planning to embark on a new album of original music, but it scared me to death, thinking about investing thousands of dollars into something that might just get lost in the noise of a music-saturated world.
But as I played the new songs on my regular livestream show, I felt the music advocating for itself. It was like the songs themselves were giving me a pep talk…
“You can do it, man! The world needs these songs. And going back into the studio with amazing musicians will kickstart your creative heart!”.
So I committed to record for a week at the end of July in Winnipeg with producer Murray Pulver. I had no idea what I had gotten myself into when I boarded the plane, but by the time I landed I had completed a new song, called ‘A Little More Time‘. It’s one of my best songs yet.
At that moment, it dawned on me that these songs were begging me to persevere, but not just for the sake of the songs I had today…
They were pleading on behalf of the songs I could write tomorrow.