Who are you trying to be behind the mask you see?
A Fudged Quest is a semi-comedic ghost story detailing the misadventures of a possessed mannequin child in search of fudge. For added atmosphere, click play on the accompanying audio file while you read!
“Faces” is about the way young women view themselves in a world that presents a single standard of beauty. These lyrics push back against those barriers and question the value systems from which they originate.
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Gorillaz is a virtual band consisting of four cartoon characters—2D, Murdoc, Noodle, Russell Hobbs—created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. In 1998, in an effort to mock what they felt was a superficial music industry, the two created a band whose very essence was superficial. Their albums have a backdrop of the character’s personal “lives,” which are often ridiculous, violent, and as cartoonish as the band itself. This song is a tribute to Gorillaz’s nonsensical ingenuity.
In the newest iteration of “Sunrise,” I explore an acoustic arrangement featuring myself on keyboard and vocals.
“See the Sun” is an original song about friendship, and how the people who love you can lift you up out of the darkness. This work is my tribute to all of my friends, as well as a reminder to anyone who is struggling that they are loved and valued by everyone around them. Through this composition, I hope to raise awareness about mental health, especially anxiety and depression. Recently, I have seen some of my friends struggling with their own self-worth. I want them to know that they mean so much to me, and I love them.