Don’t you wish you could hear your favorite songs again for the first time?
That is the itch I’ve been trying to scratch my entire life.
Here’s what's interesting to me:
Every single one of my favorite songs is tied to a vivid memory.
Like listening to “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac, while doing construction in Tampa on a hot summer day while the music was blasting from a jacked up 1984 Chevy Blazer.
Or sneakily turning on MTV the second my mom left the driveway, just to get lost in “Everybody Wants To Rule the World.”
Or the sound of Don Williams’ “I Believe In You” playing on the boombox, while me and my best buddy Troy would stay up all night fishing on the lake in my backyard.
Those songs weren't just background noise.
They were gateways to another world. A world I now realize was shaped by music.
I have good news for you:
When I was making this album, I didn’t stop working on a song until it felt like listening to my favorite songs again for the first time.
Each track had to resonate with that special feeling, a blend of familiarity and fresh vibes.
There were particular songs that I had in my head that were my favorites. And I didn’t stop until the new songs made me feel the same way.
And then voilà! Like magic I was listening to my favorite songs again for the first time.
And that is what makes up the sound of this new album.
This album isn't just a collection of songs.
It’s a gateway to relive those first-time memories and moments.
(And who knows, these tracks might just become your new favorites.)
Okay, I want to hear from you.
What’s one of your favorite songs you wish you could experience again for the first time?
Hit “reply” and let me know.
Here’s to new “first times” and the music that takes us there.