We hope that you are all having a wonderful start to your week!
Last week we passed the second anniversary of our National Emergency Shutdown due to coronavirus in 2020, and we've been reflecting on how drastically all of our lives changed those few days. For me personally, I felt like Alice thrown into the wild, turbulent world of Wonderland. My days went from being extremely busy -- filled with tour planning, booking, emailing, etc. -- to virtually empty. Every time that I checked my phone or turned on the tv, I was blindsided by a new catastrophic update. I reached out to my friends, who were experiencing the same things, but with no way to physically visit anyone, I felt very isolated.
At this point, I turned my energy towards the only thing that seemed normal: music. I began writing songs. Initially, the songs that I wrote were happy, as I was trying to bring a positive light to my feelings in the chaotic world. These songs eventually became some of my favorite tracks on eventual album, Dances in Wonderland. They were "Untamed," "Blood on Dirt," and "Feel the Fire." However, as time went on, the pandemic became a darker place for me. I found myself increasingly depressed and generally falling into a very dark place. This is also reflected in my songwriting from this period. Songs like "Where I'm Going," "Fallen," "Broken," and "Night Flight" became my anthems during this period. While I'm so proud of every single song on this album, you can distinctively hear each of my feelings, whether it be pleasure, pain, sorrow, or joy. Each song was a dance as I made my way through this tumultuous wonderland.
When it came time to name the album, I honestly struggled for a long time. How would I encapsulate such a vast array of sounds with one name? How could I summarize all of my feelings into a single title? Then, it became obvious. Within its words, my title would have to represent the idea of various thoughts. It would have to encapsulate multiple ideas. That's when I created our title, Dances in Wonderland. It seemed to be the only name that fit my bipolar stream of consciousness. Lol!
If you haven't checked out the album, you can do so here!
Thanks for reading and listening. We love you guys.