Stories Behind The Songs
Written after reading a crazy news article about Kanye West. It morphed into something broader after seeing Christine Blazey Ford's testimony on Capitol Hill. The song is dedicated to all the brave people who put their reputation on the line in the name of truth.
Inspired by a news piece I saw on TV about a couple of DACA kids who joined the reserves, served their country and were now threatened with deportation. It all seemed a bit unfair to me.
The Day America Cried
Written in response to Charlottesville Attack August 2017 in Virginia.
I had no intention of writing about the attack even though at the time found it very disturbing. It wasn't until after I saw a documentary about Emmit Till a month later I felt compelled to write. I did not know why or what I was writing about; I only knew I had to do it.
It turned out to be about Heather Heyer the tragic victim from that day. I held up the release of the album to include it and it won an Indie Song writers award the following year which Susan Bro, Heather's mother approved of.
Get It Heard
Written in response to Vegas shooting in 2017 and the subsequent government unwillingness to impose sensible gun reform. The track won a place in the 2018 Indie song writing contest
A Better Man
The story was inspired by Donnell Jones TV One -Unsung Documentary.
The title came from a movie called - As Good As it Gets. There’s a scene where Melvin (played by Jack Nicholson) says to Carol (played by Helen Hunt) “You make me want to be a better man.” I was floored when I heard it and it stayed with me for years and eventually popped out on Rewind.
All For Us
Born out of love and respect for all the single mothers who touched my life.
This song together with Better Man were written in the same day. I was working on two tracks for a few days and it just wasn’t happening. I was going to ditch them both , gazed at the laptop the next morning and thought I’d give it one more shot. I started from scratch free-flowing vibing for 15 mins and left it. I was totally convinced my attempts would not be good enough as it seemed too easy. However, I had a listen a week later and a wide grin developed from ear to ear and the rest, as they say, is history.