Your message is here.
I am 25 years old, feeling alive and well. They say I’m in the best of days so I figured as new years is approaching, why not write down a few notes each day about how the best of my days went. Which is why I present these words with the title “Your message is here”. This is my latest discovery and the best thing I know to share with you right now.
Since I started songwriting and especially writing lyrics, I’ve been in search of my message. What do you want to share with the whole wide world if you’d get the chance? What will be worth saying? What will be important enough to bother people with? These question and this amount of pressure made me eventually hate writing lyrics but since being a singer-songwriter very much includes being clear on your own message and having something to say it was something that I put myself through over and over again to find out. Every now and then I did manage to write a song. Somehow I managed to bypass the pressure and just write for the sake of songwriting and growing in the craft. However, I never felt like I found clarity in my message. What do I want to say? Really? What’s my mission here? Where’re my shoes to walk? I kept on asking myself year after year.
Some days ago it came clear to me. But don’t expect miracles, the answer is not something that will blow your mind or shake the ground. I wasn’t enlightened or uplifted somehow. I was rather the opposite, standing with both of my feet on the ground looking at what was right in front of my eyes. I was looking at something that was right here all the time. My message.
Take a look at the art you have around at this moment. Pictures, paintings, photos, lyrics, poems, songs, stories, movies, dancing etc. Whatever’s around. The artist is expressing a story that happened to him or her, or maybe it happened to a friend or to someone he didn’t even know? Maybe the story only exists in the imagination of the artist? This varies, but what doesn’t vary is that the artist is sharing a story from his or her perspective. At times, many artists are at work together on a common project and then the result is a story shared from the sum of their perspectives. But when it comes down to it, it’s all about sharing your perspective of what you heard, what you saw, what you lived, what you felt, what you dreamt, what you imagined, and so on. To simply channel your perspective and share your point of view is what it takes to express your message. This is what you can add to make our world more colorful and diverse. Simply your point of view. That’s it. That is your message. Your point of view. Your perspective.
Allow me to ask, how do you look at the world? What do you hear? What do you feel? Don’t hold yourself back. Share. I want to know, I want to hear. Paint the world and make it more colorful, add your voice to the choir.
This is what I will share with you in the writings that follow. My perspective, my message to you and to the whole wide world. Finally, the quest for finding my message is fulfilled and my mind is at peace. Now we can start.