It started with sad songs on my ukulele. I have since created an album, called "Chasing Butterflies", and released a few singles.
I use bright, airy tones to sing about the less comfortable subjects in life: loss, heartbreak, loneliness, abuse, mental ill-health. It's deeply personal, but I also like to think it's unifying in its truthfulness and humanity.
Album: Chasing Butterflies
I decided to put together a selection of songs to re-record in GarageBand, chosen for their relevance to the familiar feeling that things, people, and situations are out of reach. I put these 10 songs into this album — “Chasing Butterflies” — butterflies being beautiful but incredibly fragile creatures that flutter around in the sun, seemingly without aim.
And, what happens if you catch one? At best, you keep it captive for a few days until it eventually dies. Or, you can water your garden and let the butterflies come when and if they want to, at the risk of a lonely existence waiting for them and at the risk of them leaving before you want them to.