A Blip of an Idea.
January 27th, 2015
“Fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all, but we just went for it.” – Yvon Chouinard
A new season can be challenging and fairly uncertain. Shifting our parameters towards focusing on creative suggestions and ideas is sometimes a chore in itself. It wasn’t until I was actually in a band, that I was able to understand the term “creative differences.”
We’re currently writing an album.
The amount of work and vision to write an album is a bit overwhelming, but it is also a unique and special time to invest in and bond to what makes up the rest of the guys’ creative process; it’s a truly remarkable time.
To elaborate on a more detailed note, I can always go back to a time two winters ago, when Tanner and I were in the process of writing a song (I’m not even sure it was for TAL). Around the third hour in the morning – when all of our sensible ideas went out the window because we were so tired – a blip of an idea for a song happened. It was a moment where if we didn’t track it down, it would’ve been gone forever.
Sometimes its hard to act on such moments, not only as a musician, but as a person. Trusting God is going to be an extraordinary requirement in this process. Just being open and listening to His words flow through us in our day-to-day routines. Because sometimes an opportunity presents itself in “a blip of an idea”, and all you have to do is go for it.