First of all, I’d like to welcome those of you who have come aboard over the past few months. I’m not brilliant at social media and I’ve probably been a little slack in welcoming you. So, thank you for taking the time to follow what I do.
In all honesty, I have a love/hate relationship with social channels. It’s easy to get hooked into doomscrolling and find yourself three hours later sat in the same position having accomplished little except for ‘liking’ a hundred different memes. I struggle to bite my lip with threads that are just there to sow discourse. You know the sort, echo chambers for people unwilling to think for themselves, on both sides of whatever the debate is.
So for those reasons, I tend to avoid social media as much as possible. I know it can be an incredible tool to better connect with people though. So, I will do better this year. I’ll try to not get trapped in endless scrolling and instead invest my time actually connecting with people that I want to connect with, people like you!
So if you haven’t already, stop by my socials and say hello. I’m more active on Instagram than anything else but I do check in on Facebook and even TikTok every now and then. I will note that my Twitter feed is pretty dead though. It’s not the place it once was and it’s not for me right now. I was getting far too political and while I’m in the camp that believes politics and music can and should mix, I was using Twitter to vent and I’d rather put that energy into creating punchier songs.
Talking of punchier songs, I’ve got more coming. In fact, my first new song of 2023 drops everywhere in less than two weeks, on Friday 13th January. It’s called Badass Motherfucka and is all about the life of a failed Rock Star wannabe (hmm, sounds familiar, could be this autobiographical in any way)? If you can’t wait until then, you can always stop by my Bandcamp page and pre-order the single. As a thank you, the B-Side “Hustle for Gas” will be available for immediate download. I’ll drop another message when Badass Motherfucka comes out asking you to take a listen and let me know what you think.
Musically, I’m shifting gears throughout 2023. I’m being more daring with what I’m going to be releasing and it feels good. The reason I create music is that it’s an incredibly cathartic experience and it also happens to be a lot cheaper than therapy. My songs, no matter how bizarre the lyrics, come from a deeply personal place. I’m learning to let the music flow the same way and be less conscious of worrying about what people will think.
If you’ve reached the end of this message, thank you so much for your time. If my music resonates with you I’d love for you to stop by and have a chat on my socials. I really want to get to know the people who are consuming my music. So, when you get a moment tap me up on Instagram or Facebook and let me know who you are, where you’re from and how my music connects with you. I’m more than happy to receive comments or direct messages 🙂
Oh, I almost forgot. Happy New Year! I really do hope that things get better for us all this year, we certainly all deserve it.