This song is sort of a compilation of several different things I was toying around with in high school. Mostly I improvised on the piano in the choir room in between periods, and I took a couple of my favorite improvisations and turned them into this.
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This song was kind of an accident. I was fooling around with the new features in GarageBand on my iPad while on tour with the Notre Dame Glee Club. (Yeah, actually.) It was a good way to pass time on the bus between concerts. I asked my bifflemonster to do an improvised rap to test out the mic, and it was so good (and weird) that I spent the next hour finishing the song! And probably eating snacks. I'm big on snacks.
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Just a random cover because I'm always in the mood for Cake! This song in particular reminds me of my best friend, because she used to always wear a ribbon in her hair. …But she's an adult now and cool in different ways. Like, she knows a lot about whales and her ex-boyfriend had a mustache. So…be jelly.
This song is about how two of my three best friends moved to California, and my other best friend moved to Pittsburg (but was also considering California, so it totally counts) and I was bored and alone back home without them. Jerks.
This song is low-key about my struggle with opiate dependency. Also I played it on one of my adult friends' fancy electric pianos in my parents' old sun-drenched foyer. So, you can see why I'd need to escape to the world of illicit substances just to feel safe.
This song was about my fears when I left home for the first time. My family was, as is true for many kids, my sense of morality and identity, and losing that constant support was scary. I simply wasn't ready to stand on my own yet.
I'm just a guy who writes music and then plays it. I feel like it's pretty straight-forward.