The Concept of My New Album

by Jon Pinney on October 20, 2009

Jon 017 cr4I decided that my new album will represent the pinnacle of my artistic expression to this point in my life.

Since starting to write lyrics and music for the album, I have realized a few things. I decided that for it to really be as good as I want it to be I have to have a clearly defined concept. I need to know what I’m saying and craft my expression carefully.

I’ve realized recently that art is all about making decisions.  I used to think that decisions limited my artistic expression.  I have since realized that making choices provides clarity and freedom.  Once you know what is beneath the surface of the stone, it is so much easier to release it.

My original concept was light and dark.  I love the idea of the contrast between the two.  I still may try to include a little of this in my album (maybe as the theme of one of the songs) but this will not be the overarching concept.

Instead, I have decided to write about life.

There is a book that I recently read.  The point of the book was how beautiful life (and human life specifically) can be.  There was a phrase that I think I got from the book.  It is ‘choosing life in all its glory.’

That is what I want to write about.  Life.  I think life is beautiful.  I am so glad I am alive, and I want to share the joy and the pain of life.  Without one we would never understand the other.

This album will be a portrait of life the only way I have seen it–through my own eyes.

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Erica Asay October 22, 2009 at 10:36 am

I think that sounds like an awesome idea! cant wait to see how it all plays out! you are a very talented artist so I am sure it will be great!

Melissa Patterson October 22, 2009 at 6:27 pm

I agree – it sounds very interesting. Mix in your amazing voice and it sounds like a masterpiece!

Jon Pinney October 23, 2009 at 1:10 am

thank you Erica and Melissa :) I’m glad you both like the idea

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