During 2017 I found myself at an impasse. The life I’d known for 20+ years was over and I had no idea how to be me without it. Newly divorced with two small children, living alone for the first time since I was a kid, not knowing what couch to buy, what color to paint the walls with or how the go on my first ever date. These moments, or acts – to some the worst of dreads, to others revolutionary – are often connected with all kinds of creativity as you’re trying to figure things out. During this, I ended up writing an abundance of exploratory music, nonlinear and poignant, concise and direct, not knowing what the hell I was doing or even why.
Someone said “The reason why a lot of people won’t become who they want, is because they’re too attached to who they’ve been”. I guess that’s how I felt — stuck in between who I thought I was and who I wanted to be. Sentimental and transformative at the same time. Were my flaws actually talents, or just a few of the many sides of my personality? Could I actually accept me for me and move on to the next chapter. The next act. Music became a place of meditation, solace and pleasure, and a way of trying to answer some of these questions. That’s why the new album is called Acts. That’s why it sound like it does.
It’s a record about moving on while being still.