A refreshing take on the concept of Christmas in music. Far from loaded with the sound of bells & excitement, this is incredibly personal & emotional.
New Orleans is a magical city but it also has a dangerous side. The black population are so unfairly treated. I wanted to convey the pain the city is in.
The music has both the nostalgia of country rock & the youthful story telling of an artist on the verge of breaking through those mainstream barriers.
The music has been rightfully considered an inherent part of the artistry. The music & the voice work in unison to portray the evolving moments.
The second time you hear that hook it seals the deal, becoming that anthem, that melodic peak that expresses the frustration & fear otherwise ignored.
Sometimes when writing a song you don’t know what it’s about until it tells you. Often I come away & think, ‘Wow, that was actually what was being said?’.
An incredibly talented songwriter donating EP proceeds this October to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help others suffering with childhood cancer.
What I experienced in early life & up until now does put things in perspective. I use these experiences to write the most passionate & powerful music I can.