Creating melodies is one of the things I love most about songwriting, but telling the emotional truth about life experiences is what keeps me coming back to the blank page. There is a mysterious healing that occurs when you dive in deep, analyze and re-set those broken pieces of yourself, own what happened and tell the story. We connect with universal themes, but the universal is in the details, so it's worthwhile tapping into what we know! And it's true that two heads can be better than one. The collaborative space is a safe playground where we get to explore and wrestle and experiment, diligently climbing the intersecting ladders of our crazy ideas because they're going to lead us somewhere we could never reach on our own. I'm building a body of work that delights me, is meaningful, and above all reflects some expression of myself - who I am, who I want to be, and what moves me. Like a deep groove in the stone of the earth that says, simply,
“It's like crack listening to [Marie]."
Joel Ferguson, The Verve Pipe