I had this dream last night in which Pharrell walked up to me at my lunch table at school and he shook my hand. He then proceeded to look me dead in the eyes and say the sentence “Whatever you do, you’ll do it.” I’ve been thinking about this message a lot today and what it really means and in the end its taken one one basic meaning to me. Yesterday I wrote half of a song’s lyrics because I was having trouble deciding where exactly I wanted it to go, so I took the message “Whatever you do, you’ll do it.” as a reassurance that whichever direction I go with the music and art that I create, I will make it awesome no matter what.
This goes for you as well. Believe in yourself and do what you love to. Only once you believe in yourself 100% no matter what the teachers or your parents or your “friends” tell you will you be able to be the best you can possibly be at what you love doing. Then and only then, whatever you do, you’ll do it.
This song made me shed a tear today because of how beautiful it is. Life is grand, this song gives me that feeling that life is just fucking 100% awesome. Donald Byrd is a legend. Yeah, go live an awesome life.
What angers me is people who have never been in the position that I’m in trying to give me pointers about what to say or how to live or how to write my music. I can take constructive criticism, but people saying my music isn’t “believable” or some shit is just annoying as fuck to me. If I never said I was 17 then it would sound just as believable as the next song. Its almost as if some people look down on me just because I’m young. Whatever, I won’t be the one to make that assumption. To all of those people who look down on me for some reason, know that I’m not putting music out for you, I’m putting it out for me. Plain and simple.
But with bad comes good and the standalone single was a HUUUUGE success! I’m glad that you all can hear my progression and are mostly enjoying this little musical piece I did. To my fans, you’re the shit. I don’t even have enough time to focus on the good vibes and wonderful messages you are sending me so focusing in on the bad would just bring negativity and I’m not about that. The good means so much more to me than the bad and I’m extremely happy that you’re all happy with the new song! Thank you for supporting and keep on listening!