Having a beautiful son with profound autism makes me write as therapy - I exorcise some demons through the ivories. These songs became outlets to all the complicated love, undistilled rage & swirling emotions that my son's condition makes me feel. In many ways , I feel helpless , but put me in front of a piano and everything makes sense. My fingers know what to do, my lyrics give meaning to the meaningless. These songs gathered pace like a landslide, and what started out as an EP became an album. I never want to explain my lyrics, as everyone attaches their own meaning to songs and finds their own home for them in their souls. The themes are big yet intimate, universal yet intensely personal. It's a love letter to all that is important , and a letter of resignation to that which is not.
"The Lifeboat" says " I don't know whether to swim , or let the ocean decide" . I've made the choice to swim, and these eleven songs were my flotation tanks.
None of this would be possible without Bryan .Thank you for helping me find my voice, & choosing emotion every time, for embracing heart over head. Making this album with you was pure joy from start to finish.
Thank you to all the incredible friends and musicians who have played on these songs and elevated them to a different plain.
Thanks to my beautiful wife Zan, and our two constellations , Zac and Georgia. This album is for you.
And for you.
Equal opportunity is not about treating everyone the same, it's about giving everyone what they need so they can have the chance to be equal . This is and will be my life's mission. I owe it to my son.
There are places where the flowers grow - don't you know?
Some of us only bloom in the churned up earth.
Would love to hear your thoughts & stories on what we've made .. Also , the album is only available digitally right now. If anyone is not a digital fan & wants to get a physical copy, then get in touch & we can arrange something.