1. Why did you select this song as your current single?
This song, Truth, developed very easily in a short amount of time. I had other ideas in mind for the single track, but the music said “this is the one.” I finished writing it shortly before it was recorded. Then the arrangement came very naturally. After each step of recording it, me and my team fell more in love with the song. I believe it is also a great representation of what I want to be as an artist and a person.
I am currently in the production stages of my first music video.
3. Please tell us how this single relate to the rest of the Album?
The rest of “Violet” contains songs that use elements from many different genres. I believe the single takes all the individual elements of the record and puts it into one song. Every song I write comes from a certain place or feeling, and this song is a perfect example of me tuning into those feelings.
4. What was the writing process for the song?
First, I wrote the lyrics and chords on piano, while focusing on the melody and words. Then, I planned out the arrangement to make the song more cohesive. Next, I took that raw song and thought about the groove to convey that emotion to a listener. After showing it to the studio musicians, they took this song to another level. There was always an excitement in the room when working on this track. Finally hearing the masters, I knew this was the track.
This song is also one of my favorite to perform live. There is heavy drums, screaming guitar, soulful keys, and three part vocals that allow the band and myself to really lay into this tune. This is a great one to sing along to.
Record Release Show January 18. Rex Theater Pittsburgh, Pa