Hello, everyone, me, Time for Trees, has new music available this week via my dear ol' buddies from Santa Fe at Mesa Recordings.
Anyone who knows me, knows I have been living in Baltimore for three years now. Anyone who really knows me knows that I do not like Baltimore, it is just not a place that has clicked with me, and I decided recently that it was too late now, that I was never going to like it here, and I was never going to like the East Coast.
My life here, as the title suggests, has been a life behind windows. Originally I wanted the artwork to be a tracing of the train line between my house and the studio, as those are the three places i spend most of my time, looking outside and working on sound.
I do not mean this in a pitiable way, there is a part of me that has needed this sort of carefully controlled life to straighten some things out, sort of, uhh, look inside and see who i am without the distorted mirror of all of my friends and the people who love me around all the time making me think things are just totally fine, nothing needs to change. My dislike of the city has helped make it possible to figure the next part of my life out.
Someone I know here today said that this was my "love letter to Baltimore," but it's more like my breakup letter. It's more like, I have learned from you, and am stronger now, but my strength can only be expressed without you in my life.
At first it was going to be ten songs, and then I finished 8 songs, and then it was 5 songs and I just wanted this story to be done. In the end, the guys made the right choice and took 4 of them. The story is still there.
The music, if I had to describe it is melancholy, but hopeful, which, I think is how I often view the world. Dance music should be cathartic.
Anyway, here's some fucking dance music.