For the past year, I’ve been working on writing and recording a series of songs that are more true to myself than anything I have written before. I’ve experienced a lot of personal growth, and I believe I have made great strides in unearthing my core, authentic self. With each song, I tried to capture a snapshot. While I do believe in the consistency of the core spirit of each person, I have come to realize that the human experience is composed of many discrete states of being — snapshots — that give clues to who a person truly is, but do not reveal a complete picture. This album is not a self portrait, but rather it is a few bits and pieces of my humanity. It is not an autobiographical documentary, but a scrapbook of polaroids. My goal with this album was to write purely for myself — to not censor myself for fear of what others may think. That being said, if you choose to listen to the album, I encourage you to have your own personal experience with it, just as I have had my own. For friends and family who know me closely, I encourage you to disconnect your perception of me from the album. I am sharing it with you so that you can have your own experience with it. To me, the album is one for listening with your headphones on in a quiet, dark room in the nighttime. But of course, you can listen to it any way you wish. It is your experience.
released April 7, 2017
All songs written, performed, recorded, and mixed by Declan Kennedy.
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