Out Of The Darkness
Released February 2021
This song "Out Of The Darkness" is a reflection on our current world situation. It's also a prayer - because no matter how dark our world feels right now, I remain an optimist - one day we will be done with this period of time, no matter how long it takes. Living for that day will remain my inspiration!
She's A Hero
Released January 2021
My inspiration for “She’s A Hero” came to me from a wonderful story called “Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit” by Nahoko Uehashi. The tale has been set to both animation & live action film, and it depicts the life of Balsa - a woman who through the tragic events of her childhood becomes a fierce warrior bodyguard. It’s really a story of female empowerment - a concept which is hopefully coming of age - if we are wise enough to realize & help it!
Released December 2020
This song "Move On" has a Reggae feel, and it’s about finding a way to deal with loss.
Some years ago I saw a PBS documentary about people who are more than 100 years old - it sought to discover the secret of their longevity. What the scientists found was astonishing! They thought they would see certain predictable things the elders all had in common such as diet, lifestyle, etc., ...but nothing like that was found.
What they did find, was that the centenarians all had three things in common:
daily physical activity, a daily sense of purpose, and the third and perhaps most important- they all had the ability to deal with loss. Most of them had outlived their families - and when you consider that, having these particular three traits really does make sense - for survival!
So many people have lost so much during the pandemic. If we take nothing else from this horrible experience, maybe it should be a page from the elders’ playbook - and look for ways to try and adopt their three common characteristics?
Prove Them Wrong
Released November 2020
This song "Prove Them Wrong" is for anyone who has ever been told you’ll never be able to accomplish something, or reach a goal, that you’re not smart enough, strong enough, etc, etc, - this nay-sayer’s list goes on and on… and it always reminds me of an ancient bit of wisdom: “Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember - a kite rises against the wind, not with it!”
Released October 2020
3rd EP "Feeling Free" in a new collection of groove-centric pop! Contains 3 new songs, plus the last 2 singles "Tonight Is The Night" and "Just Give Me The Word - You're My Best Friend"
Tonight Is The Night
Released August 2020
What's more exciting than a new romance? NOTHING! This song "Tonight Is The Night" describes that feeling we've all had, when there's a genuine, almost electric attraction to someone! ...then finding the courage to ask if they feel the same way too!
Hoping we can return to having great moments like this come back into our lives again... in person!!
Just Give Me The Word - You're My Best Friend
Released July 2020
"Just Give Me The Word..." is an expression of something so many of us want in our life, which is to find that one special person, wife, husband, life-partner, soulmate, or whatever definition works for you. I have to consider myself truly blessed, because my wife is all of these - and she's more that that... she is my best friend! She totally inspired the lyrics. I offer this song as an inspiration to all who are hoping to find their special someone - because when you do, you'll realize that finding your very best friend is life's truest joy!
Strong Alone, Unstoppable Together
Released june 2020
My second EP "Strong Alone, Unstoppable Together" contains three new songs, plus the previous two singles "Hope" and "Force Of Nature" ...and some fun news - I'm now officially a Pandora artist, so this EP and all future releases will be there from now on!
All of my new music releases were planned long before the pandemic & current national crisis turmoil was upon us. I truly wish we weren't living through this challenging & stressful period of history - but I think if we can all find some ways of adjusting, taking new approaches to contributing and doing what it is that we each do, we'll come out on the other side of this in one piece - or with a bit of luck, maybe better for it!
I'm hoping that the words and music of the songs contained on "Strong Alone, Unstoppable Together" can give everyone some point of focus and determination to stay the course & keep doing what is necessary to get through this - because we WILL get through this!!
Please be well and keep staying safe! …and as always, thank you for listening!
released May 8th, 2020
"Hope" is a mid-tempo song with Reggaeton feels throughout it. I wrote this song to inspire change, because the human race needs to change its destructive behavior towards our planet NOW! If the world’s current situation isn’t a clear sign that we need to do this, I don’t know what is.
…and Hope is a good thing- it might be the best of things!