What is it about?
This song is about the dilution of musical quality and fan bases by the influencer environment in place today.
I myself, as a fan of many types of music, have trouble finding really great artists in those segments because promoter/influencer types have inflated certain artists to the top artificially.
When I started recording this album, a promoter put one of my posts into her “Promotion Stream” for free to show me what it could do. The next morning the post had 3000 likes and views. It looks amazing until you realize that all of that activity originated from only 12 accounts and that none of those 12 people give a crap about your music.
This song is in celebration of true fans. The ones that listen for the art and the music itself.
Lyrics: Here for the Art of it
Me and my talents have midnight romances We always come back around But the world wants to taint it Decay and degrade it Everyone wants their pound of flesh But I'm here for the music But I'm here for the art of it Use your dollar bills to keep yourself warm when you're starving I don't need them anyway I don't your affirmation Don't need your validation At all Oh, I'm here for the music Oh, I'm here for the art of it I had a promoter reach out to me on Instagram with a price quote for views and followers It quickly occurred to me that she couldn't offer me a price quote for true fans of my art. See, the last time I did this, musicians supported each other, we helped each other, and I kind of miss that. It's not about the money or the influence or any of that other stuff. If your hear something in one of my songs that connects with you, especially when you need it and it makes you feel less alone... That's the best that I could ask for... Anyway Oh I'm here for the music Oh I'm here for the art of it