I have always seen the fall season as a period of change. Of course, nature has its changes; from the leaves on trees, to the early morning chill. Fall feels like the work is fresh and we all have a job to do. That is how it feels to me. And that is Qualia.
What is Qualia? Well, I’ve been reading about this word Qualia. It could seem somewhat confusing but here is one simple way to put it: a quality or property as perceived or experienced by a person. I’m very interested in this because I feel locked in my mind and that makes up so much of what is projected to the world and back to myself. For me, it means the sensation of life expressed from my mind, translated via music, visual art, language, feelings, and all around general views. I believe everyone does this to some degree; this means a lot to me.
Sometimes I find myself lost in my own pursuits, pushing for my own brand of perfection. The level of care I choose to put into a project is something I hold very close to my heart; I feel it’s stamped on the artist and projects I have worked on; I think it’s my history. With that said, there are people out there that have the same level of passion, good or bad. I like to run those options in my head. The morals and ideals of what we people find relevant and also the way they express it. It’s interesting where the outcomes of these thoughts have landed me; I can’t wait to see where it takes me next.
This fall marks the beginning of something I have been wanting to do since my last record “Wait for Sunrise”. Using artistic mediums and collaborations with many thinkers, explorers, musicians, life enthusiasts, and people that want to be around expression and conversation; comes a collection titled “Qualia”. I chose to stylize the music in the first release, “Qualia: Fall” with references to Blues, Folk, Rock, Soul and classic R&B music. I imagined the music listened to with friends that understand you, maybe even helped you off the floor once or twice. The lyrical content spans from war to love, something I’m sure we all have experienced or been previewed to.