It’s all about love. But it’s not your typical tale of love and loss. My new album, entitled ADHD, is an insight in to the human condition and our rapid development to an age of technology and electronics: losing our attention spans and part of our humanity along the way.
During the recording of this album I discovered, just like many artists (Tim Burton, Justin Timberlake and Jim Carrey, to name a few) that I have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Apparent when covering genres ranging from pop and electronic to soul, reggae and funk, ADHD reflects a personal embrace of what makes us who we are, and digs to the root of our inability to focus on what is most important in life: love.
I love writing songs. I really enjoy trying to write something meaningful and sneak it in to a pop song. I’ve been the longtime frontman of B.C.’s influential electronic jam band Velvet, and I’ve been blessed to share the stage with artists such as Common, De la Soul, Metric, The Chemical Brothers, Maceo Parker and Mark Farina to name a few. I’m blessed to play with some amazing musicians and think I speak for everyone when I say that Festivals are where we truly thrive.
I opted to co-produce many of the songs on this latest album and it’s given me the opportunity for tremendous growth as a producer. To share the studio with guys like Gavin Brown (Metric, Billy Talent, Tragically Hip) and Joby Baker (Alex Cuba), Davey Badiuk (Dragonette) and Greg Reely (Serena Ryder, Delerium) is both humbling and terrifically educational. Now it’s time to tour and I’m excited to tour this album worldwide.