I'm so, so happy to finally announce the release of my new album, The Fall of Atlas.
I put every part of myself into this record. I wrote the first song for it 5 years ago while I was on break working at an Italian restaurant. Since then, life has presented itself with some heft. It has been a humbling, beautiful, painful, triumphant journey, and I hope the changes that followed have seen me grow in a positive way…I think they have. I've learned one thing with absolute certainty: life is beautiful, even when it isn't. I made this album to show that.
3 years ago, I was working as a corrections officer in a max security juvenile jail. I'd work 12 hour shifts, then come home and work on the music for about 8 hours. Then repeat. Now, thanks to you, music is my full time gig. I went to Kenya for a while, and the experiences that I had with the children in the orphanages changed my life forever. I toured with some childhood idols, who became friends. Then, death arrived with unstoppable force. I hadn't really ever experienced death before the last couple years, and then I lost two grandparents, three friends, and my childhood dog within a years time. There may be no better teacher to show how truly fragile this dance of life is, and how much each moment matters, because they do. I made this album in testament to them, and in thanks to you.
Thank you for being with me through the rise and the fall. I promise I'll continue to be by your side through yours. Thank you for being a beautiful person in a world that isn't always so.
p.s. I'll be traveling the world for the next year or so, but let's stay in touch. www.thevolunteeradventure.com will have all of the info.
Deluxe Order: $15. Comes with an autographed, individually #'d copy of the album on CD, a handwritten thank you note, and a hi-res digital copy of the album.