“KEEP YA HEAD HIGH AND ALWAYS KEEP THE FAITH
TAKE A DEEP BREATH FOCUS AND MEDITATE
DURING HARD TIMES PRAY FOR BETTER DAYS
PUT LOVE IN THE WORLD DON’T SPREAD THE HATE”
These are words from my new song entitled “I’m Optimistic.” Like most of us I’m hoping for better days but also trying to see the good in these times that we are in now and make the best of today.
I wrote this song in 2020 and it’s mostly about striving to maintain a hopeful outlook on life. Of course navigating through the challenges and hardships of 2020 played a hand in me writing this song but I felt like the instrumental that I composed also inspired my writing.
Recently I’ve been reflecting on the idea that as a father and as a leader I really don’t have a choice but to be optimistic. My children, family and community need for me to maintain optimism. I hope this song serves as a means to uplift and inspire.
I added visuals to this song from an outing that the fam and I had outside of the city. The bright faces of children and spending time outdoors reenergizes me so I thought the video clips matched well with the music. Much love to my wife our children and their little cousins that were featured in this video.
I produced the instrumental for this song using my go to production software called REASON. The keys, baseline and melody were composed using sounds from Reason, and I played out the drums using DrumLab from Native Instruments.