Some time ago, a thought occurred to me. Over the years, I’ve spent countless hours writing and recording different material, only a very small fraction of which ends up being released. Songs go through different shapes and forms as I try and work through the writing process, and what I release is often not very close to where I started.
In thinking about this idea, I realized that I have dozens (if not hundreds) of recording sessions of different songs that exist in different states. I decided to spend some time going through them and listening to each one. What I found was a lot of early drafts of songs that were later released, as well as all sorts of sketches of songs or short pieces that are in different states of completion, and have only been heard by myself. I also found that I really enjoyed listening to the great majority of it, which led me to the creation of the Inspiration series.
The Inspiration series is a chance for me to share songs early in their inception, in the midst of creation. As I develop new songs, so many things change between the beginning and the end. Some parts are added, some are taken away. Sometimes the key changes, and sometimes it’s the tempo. Sometimes it’s instruments, and quite often it’s the arrangement. There are so many variables in play that what I start with is almost never what I end up with, and this is a chance to share this look behind the scenes with you!