The Road Untold
In just two short weeks my album, "The Road Untold", is going to be released and I am on the edge of my seat waiting to share it with the world. In this blog post, I am going to unpack a little bit about the title of the album and what it means to me.
The title of my album comes from a verse in my song, "Schedules". This song is about the importance of taking a rest from the hustle and bustle of life to really focus on the things that matter such as being with the people you love or doing things that fill your soul. Looking back at the cherished memories from my own life, I've come to realize that sometimes the sweetest moments are those which we did not orchestrate ourselves. It was this realization that sparked an idea which from there grew into a song. The verse which bears the album title says, "What if the road untold is greater than we know, beyond the well-worn path..." I think this very line thoroughly captures the over-arching theme of my album because every song tells a story and every story serves as a reminder that we don't always need to have things figured out.
One of my songs, "In the Quiet", tells the story of the Prophet Elijah who, in a short span of time went from a literal mountain top experience to crumbling to his knees wishing he were dead. Elijah was a very admirable man but he too faced times of trial and uncertainty, he very well knew what it was like to walk along the Road Untold.
Another song on the album, "Skin Deep", tells the story of a girl who believes that her worth is found solely in her appearance. She too travels the Road Untold because, while she wants to let go of the ideology of her image in order to embrace her inner beauty, she has never fully figured out how to do so.
My cover song, "Until The Night is Done", by Luke Sital-Singh captures the theme of the album because it tells the story of someone who has lost the person they love and is now trying to figure out how to continue to live their life to the fullest, not letting their sorrow cripple them as they carry on.
The overall message of my album is that we don't always know what will come next in this life and we may not always have things figured out, but that's not a bad thing, it just means we're in the middle of a story that is still being written. I'm pretty sure that no matter what the trail we travel looks like, there are great treasures to be found and to carry with us when we let go of the plans we make for our lives and lean in to every moment. This is how we travel The Road Untold.