“One thing I need to divorce myself of in 2014 - and to the extent I have any real influence, I would want other artists to as well - is the belief that the now ubiquitous act of studying the changing attitudes and behavior of a society when it comes to how they do or don’t consume music has ANYTHING at all do to with me or the kind of work I want to create. It might matter to concert promoter or a record company or a journalist how people are consuming music, but it should never be a good enough reason why I wouldn’t want to make it. There is empirically nothing inside the autopsy of an attitude in listening habits that should change the music that someone’s heart tells them to make.”
These are the quotes my 13 year old daughter shapes her music around. This is the advice all young musicians need to be hearing. When you’re living from the heart and creating from the soul, you’re elevating the collective so kudos to him for “livin’ it right” regardless of what anyone else may say or think about the decision. This world needs more people who are operating from the seat of their spirit. Thank goodness he’s willing to be one.