For a long time, I have heard people say that rock music is dead.
I, for one, have refused to subscribe to that notion. Sure, it might be against the ropes, facing a flurry of jabs from shitty DJs, models that pass themselves off as musicians, social media gurus, and record label suits that have no idea why people even listen to music in the first place, but I believe it will take a lot more than that to kill the spirit of rock and roll.
I have also read for the last several years that the album, as an art form, is dead and buried. In the age of the iTunes single, this argument might have some merit. To me, an album is more than a collection of songs. I contend that music is at it’s best when it tells a compelling story, and a great story needs time to unfold. I grew up listening to stories like Pinkerton, The Marshall Mathers LP, The Colour and the Shape, Dark Side of the Moon, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Pet Sounds and Nevermind. I started making music because I wanted to tell stories of my own.
I believe I can bring rock music back from the brink of destruction.
After several years or work, and some heartbreaking setbacks, I have almost completed my new album, The Love and the Volume. We are in the final stages, and I want nothing more than for you to be a part of it. I have partnered with the folks over at IndieGoGo on a crowdfunding campaign to finish the album. I am offering deluxe pre-order packages, one-of-a-kind performances and even writing unique personal songs with every donation. I promise, the incentives are worth it. There are only a few weeks left, and every little bit helps.
Do you want to be a part of making this dream become a reality? Click here to find out how you can help.
As a bonus, everyone who donates even $1 to the campaign will receive a brand new, unreleased song from the upcoming album this Friday, May 2nd.
Thank you for your support over the past several years. I can’t wait to share this story with all of you.