Music can change the world because it can change people. Because people suck.
by Thom Yee
Ask any artist, any real artist, about what they do, why they do it, or who they think they are, and you’ll probably either get an intentionally pithy, almost rehearsed and ultimately empty answer or some vague construct built equally on furtive musings and deliberate concealment. More often than not, artists don’t know who they are or what they’re doing, and least of all what they want, and if they do, it’s usually more as the result of what others have said about them than any genuine self-reflection.
In general, I think it’s a falsehood for anyone seeking true self-expression to really know what’s going on, and the best most artists can ever hope for is to access and then continue finding that space where the images, notes and words just keep flowing like a force from on high, barely conscious of the material bursting forth, as they try to record, shape, and ultimately contain it all.