Identity is an album about the human experience. It’s main focus is on two pillars: love and loss. It is both subtle and glamorous in different ways. Identity is defined in two ways for this album. A means of identifying and relating with the trials that we as humans face, and a portrayal of my identity: my fears, my flaws, my scars.
I arrived at the set of songs that I put on the album by accident. What Identity ended up becoming was never what it was originally intended to be. At first I started writing songs just because it was new and interesting. I showed a few of my friends one or two of them and they enjoyed them but I knew I could go further. I began to dig deeper into my feelings and write lyrics that portrayed my struggles, my fears, and a generalization of the two. As time went on spending time in my basement with my junky software became my solace; time that made my life worth living.
Identity has been a riveting experience for me. After switching schools I have found people that accept me, that love me, that want to be around me no matter how screwed up of a person I am. You would think that exposing myself by releasing such personal material would be scary or frightening and in fact it is the opposite. I have found freedom by acknowledging and publishing my downsides.
I do not know where my music will take me next. I don’t believe I will achieve again the personal level that I achieved with this album and I don’t intend to. I don’t think that I need to. I am going to be extremely open to new ideas, however experimental and crazy they may be. However I most definitely continue to write, to produce, and especially to perform.