Happy Mother's Day!
While I know it's been several months since my last musical check-in with you all, it hasn't been for lack of effort: I'm proud to (finally) share with you "23," my 5-song follow-up to last August's "22." The album is dedicated to my Mom, without whom, of course, all this would be impossible. I love you Mom!
All 14 instruments on the record were performed and produced entirely in Shanghai by yours truly. Mastering on the record was done by Sage Audio in Nashville, TN.
Sandcastles is the "single" of sorts, a ballad about awkward romantic blunders that turn into little moments of wonder. Tell Me You Love Me (Again) is the spiritual core of the album, and the bridge in particular (which at one point features seventeen iterations of my voice singing in 4-part harmony), is one of personal favorite 30-second bits of music I've ever recorded. I Want You is the vulgar, Ben Folds-ian single about settling down after four years of hookup culture, and Never Grow Up is it's - a bit naive, looking back at it a year older - natural counterpart.
And "You and I" is simply the most beautiful 2 minutes and 49 seconds of music I've ever released.
Streaming the album on Spotify here is free, easy, and highly recommended! If you want to support my music financially, you're welcome to either download it on the iTunes Music Store, or by sending me a quick email to let me know that you'd like a copy. Similarly, if any of you would like a physical CD of the record, please send me an email (name your price) and we'll work something out - any donations are great and totally appreciated. PayPal, Venmo, Alipay, whatever works.
Or, you can just listen.