The first single, “Highway Lights,” taken from my upcoming album, We Could Be (out February 25th), is a reminder to take life’s challenges and struggles in stride, and to stay true to the course.
I found inspiration for the song while talking with a friend whose passion is surfing and travelling the world. With my love for touring and playing music, we share a fairly transient personality type.
We discussed how burning out can be inevitable when you are stretching your capacities and living outside of your comfort zone. The two of us agreed that it is important to take a break and return to stability now and then in order to refocus and recharge before we get out and push ourselves again.
I recorded “Highway Lights” and the rest of We Could Be with Eamon McGrath as producer in his Toronto living room. A lot of our friends joined us to play on the record, and I really enjoyed the DIY approach we took to its recording. With “Highway Lights,” we really captured the energy of the song, which was very important across the entire album.
“Highway Lights” acknowledges that sometimes things get difficult, but it doesn’t mean that you have to stop.
Sometimes you just need to step away for a moment, and come back even stronger.
Thank you for listening,