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What I've always loved about music is that it always magically aligned itself with my life in some way. The songs on "Registered Myth" were selected based on the common themes they tackle; the dangers of romanticizing yourself, the loss of innocence as well as the ability to blindly believe, the acceptance of chaos and surrender of self-worth, and the rare moments of wisdom that pull you out just in time before you fall in too deep.
When I wrote these songs, I didn't know who, what, or where I wanted to be after seeing the adult world didn't work exactly how I imagined it. I had no idea what the thoughts I was putting into music were trying to say nor did I notice I was leaning on songwriting to process my emotions. It was like walking into your everyday enchanted forest where you expect fairies, nymphs, and princes, but you just see a bunch of humans wandering endlessly, everyone thinking the other is a mythical creature. So, you trick your eye into seeing yourself as the main character of an epic tale. You blissfully enjoy being chased by a prince who wants to break your curse, but once they do and they finally see you, you both realize you were only in love with the curse itself. You make dinner for the enchanted boy who visits you at midnight because his fascination excites you, knowing he won't choose you in the end because you can never fully belong in his world. You ruin yourself on the inside and only let the beautiful scars show through, only to break down in paradise because nobody knows the real you. And when you finally escape the glass encasing of idealization, you're still broken and a mess, but you're not scared of seeing who you truly are. I hope when you listen to these songs you see a way out of your enchanted forest and find the courage to see yourself as a real person, not a just myth.
As a Contemporary Writing and Production major at Berklee College of Music, I studied in detail, Afro-Cuban music, Brazilian music, Motown, funk, acapella, big band jazz, orchestral, and the musical stylings of Stevie Wonder. My personal music has encompassed Indian fusion, folk-electronica, and a modernized jazz standard style. I've been a long-time student of music since I started classical violin when I was 7 years old. I've written music in various contexts, but I believe songwriting is the most vulnerable form of music as it has saved me and shown me who I am in many different ways on many different occasions. It's a space where my creativity can flow and explore all the strange inexplicable emotions people feel, as I often write my songs around a giant metaphor to process my feelings. I'm grateful to have learned the production and arrangement aspect of writing music. I think of the technical skills for music as a preparation for inspiration, in the way that I would know how to create the imagery of the metaphor I created through sound.