Wow, we are finally releasing this EP! I feel like a kid waiting to open presents on Christmas day.
This project has been a lot of work, allowing for both personal and spiritual growth. As a band, we are taking on new challenges, creating new opportunities and overcoming new fears. Though the ride is wonderful and exciting, it’s also quite scary.
Up until now, all of the members of my band, myself included, have made a living working in other people’s bands. This is the first time for all of us as owners of our own selves and our own music. It is a completely different mindset. We are responsible for our choices and our actions in a vastly different way for the first time in our careers. If we fail, there is no one to blame. I realize that viewing my newfound position in my career in a positive light is the only way that I will be able to succeed with The Endangered. Focusing on negativity will only enhance the chances of failure, and failure is not an option. So, everyday I try to figure out what will help us as a band, which is daunting because my choices no longer affect only me. I try to dream up new ways to keep our momentum going in an upward trajectory. That being said, I am very grateful to my band mates. Everyday, they reaffirm my belief in this band and in the music we are creating.
More than anything, I am so happy that I get to share such an exhilarating time in my career with my three best friends. Music is much better, sweeter and more rewarding when you are given the opportunity to make it with people you love. I know that the pages of this band’s story are still unwritten and we are at an unforeseeable precipice. But, I’m in for the ride, not holding my breath and squeezing my eyes shut in terror. My eyes are open, my heart is filled, the journey awaits…