Giving Back In Times Of Hardship
Around mid March 2020 I was laid off from my job (due to COVID-19) as an audio tech. I also had all of my upcoming performances canceled or postponed indefinitely. I was honestly really concerned. I had never been unemployed before, I just moved to a new city (an expensive one at that), and I didn’t really have any connections here in Seattle.
It was during this time that I wrote most of the music for "Breath." Worry does little good to solve problems. I had to learn that no matter how out of control things may feel, I must allow space to reflect and take a deep breath. This EP was the result of that space.
A friend of mine from Florida reached out to me and told me about an organization called Artist Relief Tree that was raising money and distributing it to creatives and musicians. I applied for aid and a few weeks later I received some money that helped us push through.
Fast forward to late April, I got my job back and things were a lot more stable. With that being the case, I wanted to give back to those who were not as fortunate.
So, for this release, I decided to donate all Bandcamp earnings between May 1st and May 15th to Artist Relief Tree. I set the EP to “pay what you want” during that period and matched all contributions that came in for the EP throughout those two weeks.