Another year, another anthology! The song's on this years Anthology are featured in chronological order they were recorded, highlighting the journey of my year through these compositions.
This year featured a monumental life change, the birth of my daughter Maeve. Leading up to the big event, combining some nervous anticipation and seizing the day of full night sleeps and unlimited 'me' time, I experience the most fruitful creative period of my career. For a span of 2 or 3 weeks, on average I was completing a song every day and a half.
The cogs in the machine started to get rusty (repetitive, stale) after writing Mosaic. The pendulum swung into the metal direction, of which I chose to feature 4 songs here (down the hatch being written the day before she went... down the hatch so to speak).
Closing the album out are 5 solo guitar recordings. These were technically composed throughout the year, but I only recorded them late November to catalogue them as part of this years collection. I think in these last 5 songs is the essence of Maeve's influence on my music and what being a dad feels like in my musical words.