BEHIND THE MUSIC
The shadow's Path is a dark rock collection debut EP packing a powerful message combatting depression, victimization and racism. It's more than music, it's a statement, released January 25, 2021.
LIKE A SHADOW
Have you had a stalker? I have, and I used to lay in bed at night wondering how it would feel if the tables had turned and I could be his worst nightmare. That's what "Like a Shadow" is all about. The victim overpowering the predator. It's my favorite in the collection--I like giving power to those who feel powerless.
"Concrete Fortress" digs deep into the brainscape to promote an unpopular message about how depression not only impacts those who deal with it everyday, but can't drag and even trap those we love in our mind's prison with us.
VOICES IN MY HEAD
This song has two separate meanings. For some, music is something they plan to do or schedule. I don't always have the ability to turn it off. "Voices in my head" is about the sleepless nights i've had with music and lyrics racing through my mind nagging at me at 2:00am to get out of bed to write a melody or compose a chorus. The notes keep after me until i get them on paper. This song is also a rebellion against naysayers who put down instead of encourage new artists. It's got just a touch of "coming out" vibe.
"Dead Time" isn't about death. It's about crazy vs. normal. The world has had more time than ever to stop moving and pay attention. What have we seen? Some days it feels like the world has gone crazy outside my four walls, but if crazy is the new normal, does that make me the anomaly, am i who's insane? It's time for everyone to wake up.
SAVE ME FROM THE DARK
Depression is an unrecognized pandemic. People struggle with it everyday, but society mainlines bubblegum pop and smiles to drown out the darkness buried underneath. It's a mask to wear, a negligible, short-term endorphine; not a cure. We need to stop labeling sadness, frustration and anger as abnormal. It's ok to feel something and it's even better to ask for help.
"Mad" is about both anger and madness in the crazy sense. It's about society's flawed perception that sadness is weak and anger is powerful.
Released August 2020
This song is about getting older and regretting the time you've wasted chasing scars when you should have been living for yourself. So many wasted opportunities because people put you down, ate away at your confidence for their own gain and as a result, you shut yourself out and minimized your potential. Years of avoiding risk to stay in the safe zone and what does it give you in return? Regret that you didn't live--and now what? Your time is almost spent. There's a crazy spin in the intro, before the song kicks in. I wanted people to have a guttural experience right off the jump.
PSYCHOPATH (SPECIAL EDITION)
Released July 2020
I was sitting around talking about some of the people in the world I could do without. Talk about lunatics led to the eternal debate of nature vs. nurture. What makes them that way? Psychopath is about recognizing how much our life experiences mold us into who we are and how much of a psychological impact those experiences have.
"Psychopath" was a home brew. The backbone of the beat isn't what you'd expect....a socket wrench from the garage paired with a sturdy knife on a sharpening block from my kitchen. Rudimentary at best, but you do with what you have.