Call me old-fashioned, but I still write letters. We live in a world where everything is on a screen that contains basically all of reality in digital form, but we are physical persons. We like to hold things, real things, pieces of paper that contain words like, “I’m sorry” or “I love you”, and because they do they can’t be deleted to say something else. These songs are not just songs written in a vacuum that could be for anyone.
These songs are my letters, pieces of paper with real things. How much of art is simply saying something to someone that you just couldn’t say to their face, so instead you just tell the whole world? So………………. I decided to call the new album “Letterbox”!
So, very soon you will have the key to my letterbox for 2011 – 2016. Open with care, and make sure to put all the letters back after reading.
Sorry in advance for the smudges from tears and the red wine stains. These things happen.
P.S Another inspiration for naming the album letterbox is one of my favorite songs “Across The Universe” by the Beatles, “Words meander like a restless wind inside a letterbox.” SIGH* Just beautiful.