Last May I moved to Brooklyn from San Francisco. This was my first big move, and I landed with a thud. I found out my girlfriend had lied to me and cheated on me, my 18 year old cat died and one of my friends I moved out here with left, all within two weeks of the move in date. I felt like perhaps I had made the wrong decision. But instead of tucking my tail between my legs and running home to the city that holds my heart, I unpacked, made some new friends and processed my pain through song.
I have never felt compelled to share so intimately and honestly in my music before. I put everything I could not say in life into this album. I wrote furiously (literally at times), and through tears and feelings of extreme loneliness and isolation. I wrote about how heart broken I was, by this woman, but also by love itself and the feelings of being alive and human and lost and desperate to connect to something besides myself. I put my roots down in Brooklyn and I poured my heart into this album.
So, a year and a month later, I am proud to present the final product of my heart-breaking move across the county, Second Hand Emotion. A 40 minute exploration of love, loss, betrayal, heartbreak and triumph, all in the form of poppy hip hop with a 90s RNB influence.
Enjoy the videos and share them with anyone else who has experienced heartbreak. And if your heartbreaks, make something out of it.
My new album, Second Hand Emotion, is available now through 307 Knox Records.