This 10th edition of Behind the Music tells the story behind "Solo in My Mind," a song of transparency. Thank you for taking this journey with me, and if you know someone who'd like my music, please share! Pre-order now from my website or iTunes for early access and special low price.
I spend a lot of time inside my own head, overanalyzing pretty much every situation. This can be very exhausting, feeling like "I'm stuck inside the eye of my storm." But, when I met my partner, my heart burst into flames, tearing down the walls I'd built. "Solo in My Mind" depicts the struggle to break through my own walls and letting go of my false dichotomy: "I'm either happy or I'm down."
It was a joy having Jim Howeth (one of my buddies from the Seattle Symphony Chorale) join me on this piece. Initially I'm singing alone because I'm stuck inside my head. On the second chorus, Jim sings in unison to show I'm not alone, but meets me where I am. Then in the bridge, each voice blends into a whole choir to show I have a whole world of support. "...at last, a break..."
Yours in music,