Our new album is called Conundrum. So far, I’ve finished the lyrics to two of the songs. At least 6 more have been started. Drowning is a theme in a couple. This album is more openly spiritual and includes a song for my son.
Before, I only vicariously understood the evolution of an artist through multiple albums. Most notably I would say I saw the progression of Deloros O’Riordan as I followed along on her growth as an artist, from her beautiful beginning to her beautiful end. I remember the black, white, and yellow phases of The Cranberries. And later I would listen, perplexed, to their greatest hits album. This woman was a human soul evolving before our ears. We couldn’t help but be captivated. An angel lived among us long enough for us to hear her songs.
Since very early childhood, I have longed to be one of those souls.
I believe it started with Barry Manilow. One of my earliest and most vivid memories was watching Copacabana in the middle of the night with my father who had been banished to the living room over one of his and my mother’s fights. That movie changed my life.
And then, many, many more things… happened.
Grease, Dirty Dancing, Desperately Seeking Susan, Cindy Lauper, Belinda Carlisle, Dire Straits, Tears for Fears, Xanadu, Pretty in Pink. I’m missing many, but you can see the path I was on… down the rabbit hole.