When I was growing up, Discovering bands like Linkin Park, Papa Roach, and others in that genre changed my life. Those bands were the only ones that seemed to understand exactly the way that I was feeling, because their music was the first place I heard my feelings of loneliness, anxiety, angst, and insecurity being reflected back to me in an honest way. More than that, the guys in those bands were the coolest people I had ever seen. The way they dressed, the way they played, the way they expressed themselves… I knew from very early on that I wanted to be like them.
Cut to age fourteen, when I had just gotten my heart broken for the first time and needed a way to process the intense emotions that I was feeling. I intuitively picked up my guitar and wrote my first full song. The unparalleled catharsis I felt from that experience cemented right there and then that I would be a musician for the rest of my life.
That song also bred my interest in production and recording techniques, which I would hone alongside my skills in songwriting and performing.
Now, over a decade after writing that first song, I’m continuing to create worlds for myself and for others to inhabit. Thank you for joining me on my journey, and I hope we can continue to build these worlds together!