For most of my life I avoided the taste of my own tears. When they climbed the cliffs that looked over the ocean I would keep my distance.
I was too afraid to jump. I didn’t want to drown. I didn’t want to fill my lungs up with salt.
What I didn’t know then, but know now, is that salt has the power to heal wounds. You just have to be brave enough to let go, to be vulnerable. You have to let the tears fall in order to understand where they’re coming from, and why. Only then can true growth take place. Only then will you discover real power.
This album is the result of me navigating that ocean. That scary fucking ocean. Every wave and every ripple. Through storms and through stillness each song represents a different feeling. A different emotion. A different place and time.
I’ve dived to the deepest parts of myself and now it’s time to resurface. This is a coming of age. The amalgamation into whole. For a very long time I was searching for permission to be in touch with my feelings. So if you need it, let this album be yours.
I hope you love it as much as I do.
This album, in its essence, represents the complete surrender to human emotion. Re-opening the floodgates after they’ve been sealed shut for so long and restoring the ocean of feeling that is meant to rage within us. The deeper the water the deeper we are able to swim. And in this depth, we find our humanity.If you are reading this, I invite you to enter the water with me. To find the courage and the bravery to step inward, to let go, to feel.