During the course of the last year I’ve had a number of people ask me where I’ve been, what I’ve been doing, and why they haven’t seen much of me on the live circuit. The truth is, I’ve been living a relatively ordinary life, working hard and getting myself in a better place for the plans that lie ahead.
Despite the successes of “The Bus Stop EP”, and my apparent growth in popularity as a result, I made a decision at the start of 2012 to use this year to change all the aspects of my life which I felt stopped me from progressing on a personal level.
I made a list of things that I wanted to change, told myself that I would achieve them by the close of the year and I’m proud to say that against all odds I managed to do so before celebrating my last birthday in November.
Using that experience as inspiration, I’ve been putting pen to paper, working on a follow up project to “The Bus Stop”. I like to think I am an open & honest artist, and in many ways I hope that aspect of my work is what appeals to you. With the next project I want to invite you a little more into my thought & creative process, and continuing with the “Modes of Transport” theme, I’m calling it “Train of Thought”.
Thanks to some formidable support from yourselves, as well as peeps like Soulculture, WePlugGoodMusic, Sistova, AllAboutGoodMusic & the rest of the LIMM outfit, I managed to achieve some great things with my last EP and thankfully its still getting heard by a lot of notable people. As I make efforts to complete this next body of work, I realize how important it is to build on that, and with that thought grows my ambitions for where I can take this next project.
I will be using this space to share with you my progress as the new EP begins to take shape. Hopefully you’ll continue this journey with me until we reach our destination.
For now, I’ll leave you with these words that have been a source of inspiration for me over the last year:
…I don’t want to be a product of my environment, I want my environment to be a product of me!
Remain Blessed y’all.