I Told You.
A lot of things have happened since I last sent a Tiny Letter. After all this while, I wanted to give some sort of update. But my head is blank, like it wants me to go straight to the point and save talk. So I will.
I released a short song with a video about a week ago. So far, it’s been seen 18,000 times. However, what gets me the most are the stories from strangers. The random people online who have sent messages to say how I Told You spoke to them in one way or the other. How they shed a tear listening. What the words mean to them. What the music does…
Now, more than ever, I know that I serve a purpose much bigger than myself.
You can watch it here if you haven’t yet.
We thought to put a twist to the album listening experience, and on the 27th of May will open a first-of-its-kind multimedia exhibition with images inspired by the music that makes up Stark. I am both excited and apprehensive. And grateful to everyone who encouraged me to make the listening visual. I hope you can come.
It’ll be at the Red Door Art Gallery, Lagos.
I’ve had to answer the same questions many times over. What does Stark represent? Why Stark? Is the music bare? Or intense? Or dark? Yes, it is. And no, it isn’t. I could’ve called it The Human Condition, but that name was already taken. Stark is about hope and conflict, about life’s twists and turns, renegade men rising to challenge status quo in a failed system, about man’s need for God, about war, and about growth. Yes, Stark is intense. And spiritual.
And is out June 9.