At the start of the day, the songs I write are written for me. They serve as reminders for myself, they act as a journal, and they act as a release.
Is that selfish? Maybe. But it's the truth. If I don't connect to it, how can I expect someone else to? Isn't everything at some point or another selfish?
But at the end of the day, I hope that the songs I write serve as reminders or inspirations or a source of joy for others - or that the listener finds a kindred spirit in me as I feel for so many artists. I hope that the listener can connect to whatever is going on in my life or mind or heart and that she can find whatever she needs to find. I hope it's a positive thing, if I'm being honest. But sometimes we need something else, and that's okay.
I've been working on a song called "The Scariest Monsters," and, despite its title, it's a song of hope. I will be posting it tomorrow, and I hope you will enjoy it.