How someone told me my album sucked
I'm a Beautiful Mess
Sometime back someone really close to me told me something incredibly hard for me hear. She told me she didn't like the album I was trying to release off the label. She told me it was outdated, corny, and just not good. She told me I could do better. As you can imagine I was hot. I made excuses. And of course I got defensive.
Sometime later I went back and apologized to her and told her she was right. They were old songs I recorded like 7 years ago and even though I knew they were rough I was hoping I could pass them off to get this Label going (aka cheaper than starting a whole new project). Truth is I always knew it wasn't my best and the songs were outdated. She went onto tell me that she always thought I was best when it was just me and my guitar - that she could hear my soul in the songs I write and she told me I should let the world hear it too. What she said inspired me to start this new album "I'm a Beautiful Mess" - a live recording of all my songs with nothing more than me, a guitar, and mic. I call it "I'm a Beautiful Mess" because I want y'all to hear these songs simple, unedited, unplugged, messy, and super real. Maybe there's beauty in that. It's an untraditional album but I'm far from a traditional dude.
She also encouraged me to vulnerable and real with y'all and let you see the journey on my instragram @dcastmusic. She said nobody's real anymore and to let people see you when you fall so that they could also see you rise. The wisdom of a woman.