As many of you know, my upcoming record Lights Out* tackles the idea of loss in many forms: loss of life, loss of love, loss of friendship, etc. My mother's death a few months ago has been the most traumatic loss of my life to date, but it is already shaping me in important ways. Through the process of writing about grief, I'm discovering all the ways I can personally use loss as a tool for growth and resilience. I'm also hoping to foster a greater disucssion about how society/humanity could evolve by sharing, acknowleding, and relating to each other's personal stories about loss and trauma. We all try so hard to normalize and be "fine." What if we stopped doing that so much?
I recently started a project called "Through A Lens of Loss" on my writing blog. I hope you will consider it a companion piece to my new record, as both collections are processing the very same experiences. Just like the music, I hope the entries are healing or at least thought-provoking. I'm also eager to hear your stories, so don't hesitate to drop me a line.
*Lights Out is available for pre-order on May 25th.
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