"Small Little Pieces" Track By Track Part 1…
Available on iTunes here and CD here.
Hello from Nashville. I moved here a week ago. I had plans to move here for a few months before making the leap. I’ve wanted to try living somewhere else for a while now. Nashville was the first place I came to that pulled me enough to actually take the steps to make the move. This all happened right around the time that I released “Small Little Pieces”. Maybe it wasn’t the best timing for releasing an album, but I’m happy the record is finally out, and I’m happy that I’ve finally taken a shot at living somewhere else. Now that I’m here, I can get back on track with the release of the record. Look out for a music video for “Your Face”, a live performance of “Coordinates” with an 11 piece chamber orchestra, more B-sides, and the story behind each song. Here’s the story about the first song “This Is a Story”. So meta. If you’re reading this, thank you. If you’re a fan of the record, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Post a song somewhere and let me know so I can see what other people think. Thanks you guys.
01 This Is a Story
I wrote this song on November 30th, 2012 in my head on my way to play a solo show in Chicago at Lincoln Hall. I decided on that drive to play my set in chronological order. “This Is A Story” was to serve as a melodic mission statement. It served this purpose so well that I thought it would make for a fitting opener. Here are the lyrics.
This is a story of a girl that I once knew,
I thought our love was true,
but maybe I was wrong.
I’ve spent the last few years at war within myself,
and what it’s left me with
is a story that I’m about to tell.
"This Is a Story" is the only song on "Small Little Pieces" that I engineered myself. Jon Belan (Gene The Werewolf, ex-Punchline) plays the piano on the track. I originally planned on making this available on physical copies only, but when it came time to make the digital leap, I couldn’t cut it.