Updated: May 24
Kazr is my solo project.
I've been working on it in my spare time for years. Years gone by and years ahead.
When my brother had his first daughter I was totally smitten but worried about the world she is born into.
I visit her in the future. Life is awesome but there are many difficulties, the legacy of our present apathy. The environment, the glorification of greed, religious extremism from all directions, the end of privacy. All sorts of worries that keep me up at night. She's grown up much smarter than me. We talk about the idea of making some kind of apology album for her. Something that she could listen to when she’s younger, keep in her Pod for old time’s sake. Something to make us feel less helpless. A way to explore a lot of the complicated emotions that I am feeling here in these times.
It ended up taking a lot longer than I expected and I don't mind that. I'm a different person now. I have my own family. I've tackled many of my own demons through writing screenplays. I’ve explored a lot of different sounds.
I hate the version of this album from 3 years ago.
Have you got an old project covered in barnacles? An old ship in the night? Don't beat yourself up about it, some things just take time. The context is always shifting. Turns out it shifts in precise waves.
I'm taking my time.