I don’t believe that music comes from some inexplicable, magical place. While I am unable to explain some portion of the process, the great majority results from very real experience. And this is why we either love or hate an artist—either we identify with that experience or we don’t.
Like any other medium, in music, choices have to be made. My intention here is to showcase the work in its entirety—to reveal as much as possible of its technical and literary aspects, and the reasoning behind my choices. Of course, I have mixed feelings on this. The listener brings so much of his/her personal experience to a song that there is a danger in ruining the enjoyment by revealing too much. On the other hand, music is just my chosen medium of expression. Ultimately, I’m a writer, and perhaps a more nuanced presentation of the work will provide an added level of satisfaction for the listener.
And so, at the risk of revealing too much, I will pull back the curtains, and show the work in the most honest way possible. Spotlight songs, lyric excerpts, detailed descriptions—all aspects of the art at the forefront. That’s the hope anyway.