The Same Changes, Vol. 2
Like the Same Changes, Vol I, this album is a collection of stories—my thoughts,
experiences, and reflections manifested as moments in time. However, Vol II gives the listener a chance to connect specifically with experiences in my life that have tested me; moments of depression, doubt, and insecurity. I believe that “negative” experiences can be a forging fire to make us better people and better artists. The stories told in these songs helped give me purpose and direction, and my main goal is that they help provide the listener with a new sense of purpose and confidence, and that they can come back to them in times of doubt.
Jessica is a story of love and openness. Jessica is my wife, my life partner. Sometimes spending time with the right person, romantically or otherwise, allows us to see the good in things—to be hopeful and optimistic. Relationships help us build our sense of the world around us, and positive relationships can help us approach our world with love and tenderness. The story also is meant to describe the nature of these kind of relationships: the calmness, light- heartedness, and intimate tranquility.