It’s a dangerous business walking out your front door. And once you let the unnerving, unexplainable, nonsensical, treacherous wild into your heart, you realize it wasn’t looking to make your life exciting, it was looking to kill you for your inevitable rebirth.
I’m excited to announce the release of my second full-length album, Welcome to the Wild. I began writing Welcome… a month before Grief… was released and knew that I would share the songs with the world sooner than later.
I wanted to create a collection of music that carries the themes of The Wild—Peace, Comfort, Bizarre, Chaos, Fear, Excitement, Death, Violence, Birth, Life, and Allure. The Greek goddess of the wilderness is Artemis. So I wanted to give her a voice that carried throughout the album, hidden underneath—a theme running throughout all of this journey.
The Way… acts as an overture to the album.
Welcome… is its anthem.
No More Time… was based on a beautiful plea that George Bailey gives to God while on his suicide bridge in “It’s a Wonderful Life”, just before God meets him in his honest desperation. (It’s time signature is an homage to the idea of life’s bizarre timing.)
Electrify is based on a word the Lord gave my family for the year 2023.
Artemis is a simple progression of the complicated nature of the wilderness.
Watch the World Burn is a love song and dance between husband and wife, groom and bride, Christ and Church.
Ferrocerium is the spark needed to start a fire.
Forest Fire is my aim at portraying this deadly cycle that yields itself to the peace and life in the forest again.
Welcome to the Wild is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube, and wherever else you may look for music. *Released March 24th, 2023