What’s the song about?
There was no attempt at subtlety when I wrote the title, and lyrics, of “It’s My Choice.” The track is about inspiration, self-worth, and positivity. My hope is that listeners can draw something positive from the song, and incorporate it into their lives, as well as others in their sphere. To be honest, I didn’t set out to write the song. Many artists have lyrics, or at least an idea or theme, when they begin to put a track together, I (with few exceptions) write the music first, it always feels more comfortable. Once the general music template is established, the theme and lyrics seem to fall into place. With the sincerest of intentions, I always hope that someone can take something positive from a piece that I’ve written, and incorporate it into their lives. “It’s My Choice” seems to strike a chord with folks, and for that, I’m truly grateful!
Why choose Thrive as a charity to support?
There are so many wonderful causes, and wonderful people who get involved with them. In a society that’s driven by greed, power, and image, it’s reassuring to know there are folks who selflessly, and without recognition, put humanity and compassion above all else. My manager and I began our search in my community. There are many worthwhile efforts, but I wanted to select an organization that most lined up with the spirit of the song. One of the first things to catch my eye was the mission statement of Thrive DC, “Our mission is to end and prevent homelessness in Washington D.C.” Homelessness has been a hot button for me as long as I can remember. In a nation with as many resources as we have, there should be no one without shelter. The way I see it, shelter and healthcare are rights not privileges! Why do I believe this? The answer is simple – because I’m human, and so are the folks in need.