For my next collection of songs, I wanted them to be even more stripped down than the Left Of Nashville EP if that’s even possible. Simplicity is beautiful. And honesty is simple. But that doesn’t mean that honesty is easy. Boiling a point down to its bare essentials isn’t easy, whether that’s musically or lyrically.
I envision this next batch of songs as early Elliott Smith in outer space. I want to blend acoustic music with dreamy soundscapes. I want a desert night drive kind of feel to these songs. And in order to do that, less is more.
'Any Other Way’ was written in July in almost one sitting. My girlfriend had just broken up with me and this was an open letter to her. This was one of those rare occasions where it just fell out of the sky. The guitar part, lyrics and melody happened simultaneously. The sentence, “I can’t do it any other way” just came out. And it just went on from there. I wasn’t thinking about song craft at all.
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