New Beginnings is finally out! It’s been almost a month since my birthday and a lot has happened in my life.
It’s ironic that the name I chose for the album would come to serve me in such a personal way.
Today is my birthday and can I tell you something? I feel great. I feel alive, blessed and motivated to be the best person I can be. I look back on my life and how I ended up at this very moment and see God’s working hands through each and every step.
I have been blessed with a supportive loving family and a ton of wonderful friends. As Van Morrison would say, “have I told you lately that I love you?”
Recording this album has been a real gift for me. One of my big goals this year was to grow spiritually. Writing and recording this album has helped me do that. It’s been work but very satisfying.
When I first started writing all of the tunes the ideas flowed very naturally. As I mentioned in some of my previous posts, the songs practically wrote themselves sometimes. Then I hit a rut.
My musical taste is very eclectic. My dream was to be a rock guitarist but my love for the instrument has always had me digging deeper into other genres.
In Genesis Finale I focus primarily on major 7th chords that are common to jazz. I’m not sure what inspired this groove to be honest.