Tell us a few things about Clouds. What is the story behind it?
“Clouds” is that feeling of being so present with yourself that you can’t help but see all the beauty in life. I’ve realized it’s the little things in life that are the most important. Driving with the windows down, listening to the sound of the ocean or sharing a really great dinner with an old friend, etc… Those moments are the story behind “Clouds.”
Is there a bright spot in every dark cloud?
Oh wow, we’re getting a little philosophical now. I don’t really think of it that way. I’d say that if you wait long enough every dark cloud will eventually pass.
Imagine you are in a place with a view above the clouds. What are your first thoughts?
My first thoughts would be I wish I could just run and jump from cloud to cloud and just feel infinitely carefree.
Does your music help you talk about truths, difficult to reveal otherwise?
The short answer is yes but it’s much deeper than that. When I create music, I’m tapping into the core of my spiritual, sentient soul and oftentimes I feel like I’m in a space that’s neither past, present or future. It’s a place in which emotions and the truths of the universe present themselves. Sometimes these are my truths that I’ve hidden from myself. It’s a beautiful process when I’m able to create in this way without my ego getting in the way.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
I recently lost someone that was like a little brother to me. When I was in the thick of the grieving process, a friend of mine said the best thing to do to honor the person you lost is to focus on doing something in the world that they would have wanted to do before they passed away. And it really helped me change my perspective. I’m still grieving but there is a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel now.
Favorite TV series?
My favorite TV series right now is probably The Mandalorian. The depth of storytelling and character development in the show is amazing and it gives me that feeling of Star Wars nostalgia but doesn’t feel antiquated.
You’d give up making music for…
Nothing and no one.