Ambient Experimental Folk • Philadelphia, PA, USA •
“I exist for lots of things. But in my cats mind, I exist to put food in its bowl.”
Unraveled Artist Interview:
Q: Why did you make this song? What does it mean to you?
A: I made the song on a whim during the production of the album “About A Blackbird…” The instrumentation and harmonies were built all in one-day session, but I had no lyrics. So, a little dissatisfied by the beat and lack of melody for the song, I closed that recording session by naming the song file “Codename Lame”.
After a long amount of time recording other songs for “About A Blackbird…” I had a lot of time to reflect on the overall theme of my situation and then which direction I wanted to push the album towards. I would then listen to “Codename Lame” in my car sometimes on my commute to work and sing random lyrics (whatever was on my mind), until I came up with that “What about all the things you said?”
Q: What do you want listeners to understand from this creation?
A: I feel like “what about all the things you said?” is really the only question. What it boils down to. When a lover suddenly changes, becomes someone else, or disappears altogether. When you have so many unanswered questions and all the time in the world to get lost in the emotional centrifuge of your mind, you want reasons. Reasons why. Answers. Answers for everything. But after a while, I only wanted one answer. I liked the lyric so much, I made it the only lyric in the song.
Q: What is your ultimate vision for your work?
A: I never want to be anything more than myself, and I never want to hurt anyone. My music is infinitely personal to me, because it is the product of my deep rooted vulnerable, spur of the moment self. I say that because Improvisation is the heart, soul, foundation and fibers of everything I artistically tackle. Improvising, or in-the-moment creation with no preconceived ideas of what to make, pulls out things you never knew existed inside you. A moment you can’t get back. A feeling that’s there, then gone. I like capturing that moment. I gamble and experiment with my music. I make 15 bad songs to get 1 good song, and play an instrument at least once a day. I would love to have people everywhere resonate and connect intimately with my thoughts of feelings.