On behalf of “A Drink With” and Mark Levinson, thank you for being here with us. And congratulations on your debut album, “Not in Chronological Order.” What was it like creating an album during the pandemic?
Thank you very much. It was not that different from what I would normally do. I tend to sort of hole up with the same people, consistently. I was outside, and the producers were in their room. They would string in a SM7 so that I could put ideas down. If there was another songwriter like Michael Pollack or John Ryan, he would be on an opposite couch, outside. So, we were together, but it was all over the place.
In a recent interview, you said that you realized love is easy and not complicated. What led to that shift?
Stability. I fell in love with someone that is not toxic, which is great. I didn’t grow up with a lot of good examples of healthy relationships. When you grow up, you realize that a lot of shows depict love as this very dramatic, chaotic situation. You watch “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” thinking, “Oh, that’s love. Got it. Check.” You start dating people and finding habits in people and then habits in yourself. It just takes growing and perspective and then falling in love with somebody that meets you halfway and grows with you. It’s really important. It’s so great you guys, you should try it.