This album describes lessons learned during a period of 8 years. The songs streamed out when they had the chance to do so. I'm blind to some of their meaning but I'm sure it'll become blatantly clear in time.
During the period of 2008 - 2016 I matriculated at University of Edinburgh, met Maria, joined a great band, left said band, started writing songs, finished my degree, spent a year interning in America and a year in London, married Maria and moved to America again. Many, many other significant things happened.
Life during this time has given me a lot, it has taken a lot from me. I became closely acquainted with the meaning of the term "self-inflicted sufferring" and have set the bar of being alive and joyful to previously unknown heights.
These songs are a condensation of that story, for which I am ultimately thankful. It's hard to be otherwise.
It will be unfair not to mention the people who have shaped my experience during this time. In no order of preference, they are:
- My family
- Maria and her family
- Original NUF members: Farhad, Ella, Emma, Frank, Hamish, Becka
- Silicon Valley Internship Programme boys: Mario, Mike, Michael Hughes and the rest
- Blading boys
- Cambridge boys
- Friends from UofE
- Misc: SY, Gianluca, Olya, Moshen and many whose names don't come to mind
released August 2, 2016
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