My sophomore EP was inspired by really dark times in 2020 when I went into a cocoon of loneliness and self-pity. When I emerged, I had 117 in my hand and a renewed sense of self.
“who i am” started out as a journal entry that I wrote during the lockdown. I was feeling very isolated, as we all did. More than that, I realized that on some level I had always felt that way. Like the people in my life that were closest to me didn’t actually know me very well, and in this song I come to terms with the fact that moving on from these relationships was a very real, and very scary, possibility.
Hear “who i am” and 117 below.
I want you to know the real me. This is the most honest I’ve ever been in my music, and the most true to myself. These songs are written about things that I wasn’t able to say out loud until I got to know myself a little better. I have a theory that you find a new version of yourself every 7-10 years, and 117 is your introduction to that person.