Hmm… what can music mean? What can it do? What, as a musician, is truly my goal? Why do I play, why do I produce, why do I work?
My spiritual practice has taught me that being attached to anything in this world is only going to lead to suffering. Sometimes this makes question – if enlightenment is the only source of true, permanent happiness, what is the point of music?.. But maybe it’s not the music itself that matters, but why the music is created, because my spiritual practice has also taught me that giving to others, cherishing others even more than myself – this is the path towards enlightenment and happiness. And you know, we’re not enlightened yet, so sometimes what we need right now might not be an erudite teaching on the emptiness of all phenomena, but just a heartfelt hug, a word of encouragement, or a song that reminds us that everything is gonna be alright. If my music can bring others comfort, peace, or happiness; and if I create and play not for myself but for others … then I have transformed music into a path to enlightenment, I have progressed the collective and my individual consciousness. Today, I would like to dedicate my music, my playing, to all of you. I promise you I will struggle, and very often will live for myself, or play from a place of self-cherishing, but I figure it’s at least a good something to work towards.
With all that in mind, I would like to share with you IndigoSun’s new EP, “A Love Song for the Human Race.” I am so incredibly proud of this music, but more important than any sense of accomplishment, I hope that it brings you even a small bit of comfort, peace, or happiness in the midst of these strange times. And even more importantly, I hope that if it works, you in turn use that heightened mind to do the same for others, whether it be with a heartfelt hug, a word of encouragement, or a simple prayer to the Beyond. (and thhhen maybe go check out an erudite teaching on the emptiness of all phenomena, great stuff I promise: )
Stream or purchase: IndigoSun – A Love Song for the Human Race