“Don’t Rush To Get Old” is the title of my new song. I wrote it at the end of something that meant a lot to me. I sat down to write what I thought would be a song with some edge, or regret, or bargaining. But all that came out was this well-wishing. Just love.
This one’s a cozy song, even though there’s some longing in it. Forcing a song just slightly out of the natural vocal range adds a bit of ache, a bit of yearning, and producer Benjamin Schwab (Drugdealer, Golden Daze) really understood that it’s what the song needed.
I co-directed the video with my girlfriend, Sophie Blumenthal, available to watch below. We set out to find the Richard Serra sculpture, Shift, on a field in King City, Ontario.
The song is a gentle ask: to slow down and love the entirety of yourself or something else, even and especially in moments of failure. I realize that might sound trite or platitudinal, but I’m finding that some platitudes resonate these days.