'Home' Certified Gold!

‘Home’, which I wrote nearly three years ago with some of my best friends, and which was released a year ago by Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors, and Bebe Rexha, was just certified Gold by the RIAA! It’s a little surreal, to be honest. When I started writing songs I never considered any of the accolades - I just wanted to make good music and make a living at it. Having this in my hands is just one of many confirmations for me that I’m walking the right path, a path I’ve often felt like I’m stumbling on.

A career as a creative is an unpredictable one. Not only does it come with the expectation that your day-to-day activities are accompanied by an ever present sense of anxiety - the constant inner dialogue of “I’m awesome!” suddenly becoming “I’m awful!” - but it’s also one that has no industry standards in terms of what you’ll earn in a year, or even if you’ll earn in a year. I was recently listening to Kelsey Grammer’s 1995 biography ‘So Far’ and he shared a quote from one of his favourite poets, a quote that struck me as being so relevant to this journey of mine.

Stagger onward rejoicing
— W.H. Auden
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So here we are. It started out as a song about homesickness that I wrote with some of my closest friends whilst missing Scotland, and ended up being heard by millions of people around the world. I’m so grateful that this journey is the one I’m supposed to be on - I couldn’t imagine any other.

New Song - 'Death of Me'

Over the past two years I've experimented with Patreon, a really cool platform that works as crowdfunding, but on a project-by-project basis - it makes being a creator much more sustainable. This year I settled on a 12 month project, that of releasing a new song every month through Patreon/YouTube and I just completed the first. It's called 'Death of Me' and it's a very personal song, a song about the ups and downs of pursuing a dream in LA.

I'm already drafting up plans to release an EP as the project moves on, but I don't want to jump the gun. Making sure I'm able to keep up with my normal writing schedule and writing/producing a new one for Patreon every month, well, that's my first goal. A huge thanks to everyone who has supported it so far - there is so much more to come!

'Beautiful Creatures (feat. MAX)' Out Now!

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Sometimes you write a song and it just screams to be performed by a specific artist - and that's the case with 'Beautiful Creatures'. We wrote about the human condition and the innate desire to connect with those around us in ways that go beyond surface relationships.

I'm so excited that Illenium and MAX decided to take this song on - and I'm so excited to see where it will go from here!