I have hit the half way point on the 'it's up to us...' project. When I first starting working on this project, I had not written any solo material for over 5 years. There were a few reasons I was taking a break. I had been hammered down by an industry that doesn't nurture - it seems to seek to destroy at the best of times. When I completed In Search of Simplicity I was already tired. I hear that in the composition and in the performances. By that time, I had been at it for over ten years, worked with several different producers (all who added their sound) and had really lost perspective and confidence. I had given my best self to external projects, people, opinions, and judgements. I needed to step away & I found the strength to.
As I indicated in an earlier post, my return to my solo material was not planned. It just happened. One day, I just started writing again. I have not stopped since. I am writing in my dreams, I am writing all the time. So, my question is - was I awarded the opportunity to write again? Why the paradigm shift?
Every day I see something I should write about. I think the reason I started writing again was that I finally had hope again. Hope can fill you up with energy to do the right thing, to write the right thing and to channel your energies in the right direction.
There is no doubt in my mind that the human race is about to be woken up to the realities of what we have created here. It will take some strong, compassionate, unhindered & positive points of view to get us moving in the right direction.
I'm lucky I can convey these thoughts somewhat through my solo material. Is it enough? It's the talent I was given, so I have to believe it is for now.