There's just something about lyric and melody, isn't there?
For me, this is the language I speak most fluently. I feel most comfortable within the lines of the staff. And I think this is where I feel most understood, as well. My words on paper tell a better, more accurate story than my spoken words ever could. I'm the best person I know at talking myself into a hole. The more I speak, the deeper I dig. However, when I create a song out of my trials and misfortunes, I'm led to a place I couldn't have otherwised reached. But the hope is that the song is able to be used as a vessel of light in the darkness. Perhaps any art is, in a sense, this selfish act of conveyance and release. It's personal, it's therapeutic, it's a way to let it all out. But I've always hoped that somebody else might be able to find release in a song of mine. I don't write to please anybody else, but I certainly do write in hopes that another can relate to what I'm saying. I've always said that I don't want to write music that people listen to, but that they feel. I want to write music that meets people where they are. I want to sing songs that God can use to minister to the broken-hearted, the lost, the forgotten. Even if I can't be the one behind the microphone, the goal is that people hear the song. I am not the focus, I am not the point; the song is king.