I am one proud brother! Over Memorial Day weekend, my dad and brother Matthew drove to Annapolis for dinner at SONIC! Throughout the day and on the trip, Matthew gave dad and I an exclusive first listen to his latest mix tape, Sardonic Absence, a project he’d been working for a few months. We listened to it all the way through once, then again, but the second time Matthew broke down each verse for us revealing what the lyrics meant to him and what story he was telling one each track.
My brother has been through more than I had realized and it was eye-opening and humbling to listen to him tell us about the personal journey he’s been on and how it created these songs. I thnik the overarching theme of this mix tape is maturity, and the noble quest for identity.
I gotta say I have a new found respect for Matthew and his hustle, and he inspires me to be even more creative. I know my dad had to have felt the same inspiration!
And it also reminded me of the hustle I hope that dad and I conveyed in the character Evan Spencer in our forthcoming novel Noteworthy Tribute! This is so exciting!
The mix tape can be found for FREE on Matthew’s profile in the embedded link. He requests that you view the TRAILER for it right here http://youtu.be/ax63kLAjfD8 before listening. Please enjoy and support my brother’s creativity!