I created an album in 2015 called Medusa. This was an emotional piece of music dedicated to a woman who broke my heart and never gave me the closure I felt I needed. Originally, when this released, I chose to have the date set to her birthday, which I am willing to admit was primarily out of spite. I wanted her to know how she had hurt me, and how deep the scars would go.
However as fate or some impeccable timing would suggest, this album released on Valentines day.
Perhaps this is fitting as there is a group of anti romantics during that time who see the world through another perspective entirely. I did not do this on purpose. yet I felt it would all work out.
In short I present to you Medusa.
The story of a woman who turned my Heart to Stone.
Looking back I took the advice of the only influence in my life who I felt resembled me the most, Childish Gambino. He has a song Titled 'That Power', in which he ends with a story of a crush he had during summer camp. One morale of the story, though stated as his own personal lesson was; to tell everyone always, everybody can't turn around and tell Everybody, because everybody already knows.
This line has always stuck out to me, as I knew one could not be embarrassed if one was OK with the truth of a situation. The truth of the situation is, I was a young person, curiously exploring the world albeit with a grave misunderstanding of loyalty and monogamy. She was a blossoming flower of a human spirit that wanted exploration.
Perhaps that wording makes forgiveness seem lacking towards myself. However this is a situation long past and behind the both of us. Yet the music is great and will live on. I am proud of this work.
The Memories it brings for me of going to the (at the time, 80Mb shelter) studio to record with MoulDBeats as often as I could. Back then I went by the name David Bishop and That was important. He really guided me through how to control my energy on a track. And throughout the album I wanted more of a rock feel. I wanted guitar shredding and genre bending soundscapes to write on. MoulDBeats really delivered on the concept and my gratitude to him is paramount to even the words I have written. There is a full uncut, if you will, version in existence, perhaps as a reward to the readers, or the clickers looking for content, I will post all the tracks that have been available since, that first release on BandCamp.com.
Words are a passion in everything I do, so I wanted this to be filled with entendre. I wanted to show how beautifully convoluted love can be. How poetically indescribable the concept of dedication, and jealousy can be.
I flip my words to what I consider to be my best rendition of words to music so far. I used a lot of multi-syllabic rhyme schemes to add melody using the heft of my linguistics to make each bar as heavy as my heart felt.
Each track tells a piece of the story of Medusa and who she is to me and who I was to her. Unfortunately, not every track was created up to the standards of paying streaming services. Admittedly, I had to be very honest with myself and choose the creme de la creme. This album became 6 tracks that are strong and enunciate the pain I went through well enough. This album has Momentum and keeps moving in different directions to specify each aspect of me that held any negativity.
To surmise, I Expressed myself artistically.
Thank you for you view as always.
As promised to the world here is the full entire MEDUSA oG cut.