Cards on the table, we’re both showing hearts. Risking it all, though it’s hard…
The last year and a half of my life had been a period of self-reflection, self-evaluation, and rebuilding. I finished 2016 and started 2017 not knowing what the future might hold or how to move forward and find happiness. I started off by trying to figure out how to be happy with myself again – which was not an easy task. That process led me to start playing shows with Ctrl+Alt ReWind, and at one of those shows, I was lucky enough to be introduced to Ashlea through some mutual friends.
As the months passed, I found myself falling in love with everything about her. While on one of our adventures, the song “All of Me” by John Legend came on and she mentioned how much she liked it. As I listened to the lyrics and the melody, I realized how perfectly it verbalized how I felt inside, and decided I wanted to cover it for her.
It’s definitely a departure from my normal rock/industrial “reconstructions”, but the track was already so deconstructed with just a piano and vocal that I couldn’t imagine approaching it any other way. Enjoy.