Sonically, the album is a mix of electronic, EDM, pop, rock, and funk. I promise it all makes sense when you hear everything. My lyrics are less messy these days (laughs). When I was writing before, I think words spilt out like diary entries and laid bare on the hardwood floor. These days, I take a more artful approach to express my thoughts. I’m definitely a lot better at songwriting now. I have a better awareness of how sounds roll off the tongue. It’s not just about getting the right amount of syllables to fill a melody. It’s also about how beautifully those words pour out.
For this album, when writing, I always keep in mind that I want to be able to slur all of every word if I want to. I don’t want words that jut out and require clean enunciation. When I put that stipulation on my writing, it made for a more fluid and polished sound. And I’m not afraid of confrontation at all. I’m just self-aware and analytical. I’ll put feelings into songs that are irrational or not fair to the people they involve. Sometimes, I’ll write lyrics – dark lyrics – about situations where it’s no longer productive to talk about with the person(s) involved.