Really. I'm releasing a single tomorrow called “Latent.” It's Track 1 on my new EP, I Am Experienced. A lot of work went into this project. I stepped outside of my comfort zone and worked with a whole host of people that I had never worked with before. The songs on this EP are super personal and open and vulnerable. That's scary. Did I have to be so honest? We're supposed to be, but honest and authentic art isn't really what moves the proverbial needle these days, so why?
I think that many indie musicians are a little apprehensive when it comes time to release new music. There's all of the hard work you've done and how much you believe in your art, but there's also the imposter syndrome. Those voices in your head that say you're not good enough, you will never be good enough, and nobody is going to listen to these songs.
As far as I Am Experienced is concerned, I have additional fears around the thought that some people might actually listen. What if nobody understands what I'm trying to say? I've already had professional PR people tell me that they don't know how to market this project, so what if nobody “gets” it? What if the most horrible lowest common denominator evil kind of people stumble upon this music and there are threats to personal safety for me or my wife?
So yeah, I'm scared. However, I said what I said in these songs. I meant what I said in these songs. That's going to have to be enough for now. It'll feel extra real tomorrow.