What's up everybody?! Are you happy? Excited? Nervous? Well I am all of those things today! As you probably know, Mary Rose and I started a YouTube channel a couple months ago and since then, we've posted lots of covers and a few little extra videos in our inconsistent-by-design series, Surpriseday. At the beginning however, we posted a (poor quality) live recording of an original song called “Never Let Me Go” that my dad and I wrote for our church. With this video and the start of our channel, Mary Rose and I promised more original songs to come. Today, we are fulfilling that promise! Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you… “Run”.
Okay, first things first: rehashing. You heard us right, Mary Rose and I are working on our very first album! As of right now, we haven't written all of the songs and there is no title, release date, or complete tracklist, so this is definitely not an album announcement. However, we have made a significant amount of progress on it and we wanted to start letting you guys know so you can all be excited with us! For me personally, this thing has been a long time coming. I've been writing these songs for a couple years now and recording them has been so emotionally freeing and exciting. To know that you guys get to hear them within the year is honestly a dream come true. This album will be fully recorded in my house, right by my front door on GarageBand. We aren't renting a studio or signed to a label or mass releasing physical copies or getting a front-page banner on iTunes, but you know what? That's the beauty of it. For a while, I didn't want to release these songs until I could do all of those things but that's really unrealistic. Instead, I realize now how beautiful this album will be because it's going to feel like home. I hope that it feels like home to all of you, regardless of where home is for you. We will keep you all posted on our Instagram and our YouTube channel!
And now, for those interested, I'd like to share the story behind “Run”. This song is about love and a specific aspect of love that we can tend to neglect in a world full of darkness. It's so easy to succumb to the negatives of life that fight so hard to get into our hearts and minds. If we allow this to happen, it can affect every aspect of our lives, including our relationships. For me personally, I have made this mistake before and please take my word for it when I say that it is no kind of fun. This song is inspired by the lesson that I learned from that mistake and by the advice of my wonderful parents: love is supposed to be fun. Now, my parents and I both know that love isn't perfect, it's not always fun. However, what the lyrics of this song acknowledge is that focusing on the negatives, the times when love is hard, will get you nowhere. There is so much hope for every couple out there, you just need to hold on to that truth and simply be in love. Don't overcomplicate, don't hold grudges, don't drown in your personal or collective sorrows, just be in love. So, that's what “Run” is about and I hope that some of you guys can relate to it because it sure means a lot to me. We've got plenty more songs to share with you guys in the coming months and we are so excited for this new season of music we’re RUNning into! Sorry, I think in puns. Again, be sure to follow our Instagram and subscribe to our channel to stay up to date on our new music! Thank you guys for all of your love and support, it means so much more than you know. Talk to you soon!