My friend Rob Hillstead and I collaborated on a music video for The Criminal Kid’s upcoming track Persephone. The track – and video – is dark, symbolic, and an ode to growing older, living through pain, and coping with dissatisfaction. I’m very excited to be able to share it with you on January 14th! Do pre-save it on Spotify so you can hear it right when it’s released, and follow The Criminal Kid on YouTube so you can catch the video too.
It’s been a decade since releasing music, such that I’m, in many ways, an entirely different person now. Persephone captures some of this feeling for me, and it’s a big reason it’s the first track I’m releasing off the new album.
This is a dark, mournful track, but there isn’t a lack of hope. There is movement, even though the traveler is weary. There is a true self hidden, even though the fog of complacency is thick.