I’ve produced a total of 4 albums now for both myself and for other people, and the last month or so before an album release is always so strange. You’ve finished all the music and submitted it to the music stores, so then all you can do is wait, and it’s really weird. Overflow is the same way. For almost two years, I worked on this music for hours after getting home from work every day. Now that it’s done, I don’t know what to do with my free time, but the excitement I feel for the coming release date is stronger than I’ve ever felt before.
Making your own solo album is always an introspective learning process. I learned early on in Overflow’s process that I had to step out of the way and let it shape itself, which was definitely a challenge at first. I had a very different idea of what Overflow would look like when I first started making it; the lyrics were more sad, the music style was completely different, and it was an EP with only 3 or 4 songs. But when I gave up trying to control it and started letting it take its own shape, I learned that the sad lyrics and moody styles weren’t me, and the “story” of the album would not be complete with only 3 or 4 songs.
Instead, Overflow ended up becoming a beautiful reflection of my life and my brain over the past year and a half. The style is definitely me, and the 9 songs form a complete “story,” a story that was never planned or even thought about. It simply just came together. And now, when I listen to it all, I think “huh, that’s what God was doing in my life. I had no idea.”
The “story” you hear when you listen to Overflow could be different than the one I hear, but here’s the main thing that inspired this album: Imagine standing in a waterfall, water crashing into you and soaking your hair and your clothes and flowing down into the river you’re standing in. That’s God’s love for you. The love of God is endless and overflowing, and it will never stop pouring over you, regardless of how long you’ve been ignoring it or what you’ve been doing. That’s what I’ve personally experienced over the past 2 years, and that’s the basis of this album.
I’m so excited for November 1st. I can’t wait for you to finally hear this music.