It's my honor to tell you FIRST that I will be releasing a new full length album in the spring of 2017. This will be my first full length release since 2009. It documents a challenging journey I have kept private until now.
In March 2016, exactly 10 years to the day after my first album release, I was unexpectedly diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Both the treatment and the cancer risked my singing voice. It was a terrifying decision to have to make and my world stopped. I had been working on this album but suddenly couldn't focus. I decided to have surgery just 31 days after my diagnosis to regain my physical and mental health.
It was a complete success and I am so proud to say my singing voice and health have perfectly recovered. As I began rebuilding my life, I saw things differently. I let my world stop again and reassembled my life in the ways that now felt right.
And then I hit the studio with a vengeance.
The 15 track album, called Let The World Stop, is divided into three acts: life, death and rebirth. It's designed to help anyone who is going through a tough time, needs inspiration or just wants to feel something. I've set up a fundraising campaign that enables YOU to get YOUR NAME on my liner notes and receive other cool thank you presents. I'll also be donating a portion of proceeds to the American Cancer Society.
You can check out the campaign here:
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your past support. I hope we can all work together to make this new record the best it can be and give back.