Calvin Love - Ecdysis
EK-D-SiS-The process of shedding an old skin to to facilitate growth.
Every day I wake up and I try to be better than the days past.
I shed yesterday’s skin
I try to find balance
peace and purpose,
in a world that almost always feels like it’s about to fall off it’s axis.
In 2016, I took a step forward by taking a step back
steps necessary to help rewire my focus.
During this time of introspection,
I was fraught with
illusions of pressure, frustration, failure and fear
There were day’s
when I was swimming in a dark ocean of self doubt.
But as quickly as those thoughts appeared,
I let them go.
I gathered resilience.
I willed those thoughts to leave my mind,
And I began to feel a shift.
I forgot about trying to win the race
and I started to enjoy the journey.
I gave up trying to control my external world
and I let it be as it is.
During the demoing process,
I pulled five songs from a batch
that comprises my next LP.
and I decided to release them as an EP.
I envision these songs
like a bridge from my previous methods of working,
to a path to something new and evolved.
I gave up control
and I invited a like minded collaborator and
my best friend into my songwriting process.
They challenged every word and idea
I brought forward
and in doing so helped me narrow the scope of my vision.
For that I will forever be thankful,
for the honest support and clarity in aid of
what these songs have become.
This is my absolute best work.
In speaking to my feelings and the present truth
At times, it was a very terrifying process
but now that it is done,
it was all worth it.
These songs can be personally interpreted by all
and through this abstraction,
I feel the music becomes universal.
I can only hope together in this
find a similar connectedness.
“Thank you for the love and support,
it keeps me going.”