9.17.19

yesterday at the studio

yesterday at the studio

I’ve been back home in Napa the last few days and it’s been a nice visit. I have a lot going on in my personal life, so it’s been good to be around family. I went to Oakland yesterday and finished up my next single with Greg. I love it there. We started a new song and worked on another one in progress. Even after living in Southern California for over two years, Greg remains my primary musical partner. He has a great ear and work ethic and he provides a nice balance of flexibility and structure. The studio we work out of is tiny, but mighty. Endless vintage instruments, awesome outboard gear, great drum set up, etc. It sounds like maybe there’s potential opportunity to move back up to the bay and pitch in for rent at the studio. This would allow me to focus on production and songwriting, while also pursuing a degree and working. The reason I’m considering this as a real possibility is because I’ve developed a strong distaste for the idea of pursuing a musical career. It does not sound fun or fulfilling to rely on my songs as my primary source of income. I want my life to be more dynamic than just music. It seems that mostly it’s my ego and insecurity that led to a fascination with achieving some sort of recognition/status/”success”. Money and fame really have nothing to do with loving music. I don’t want my music to become my business.

I can’t wait to share this new single with everyone. I’ve worked on it for 6 months and I really like it.

Ashton York