A songwriter Journal about change, goals and how to reflect your experiences in your music.
After Aristotle is an Austin based band that’s founded in friendship and a deep love for music. They met each other and came together through different avenues of life. To this day they are grateful for the emo/indie/sometimes very shoe-gazey rock that came out of that meeting.
When I moved to New York City from Japan, I found everything much more difficult in comparison to my home country. The population is much bigger and everything goes very quickly so it’s much more difficult to settle. It’s like a rolling stone, I need too much more energy to keep on catching the moment.
I realized I could have never written the songs that I am writing now if I had not traveled the road that had been laid out for me. I am grateful for everything I have been through, all of those experiences, and for being here right now.
Social media is extremely important and just get yourself out there. Don’t get in your own way with judgments, just start posting. Don’t do it scared. Whatever you do, do it 100% and be your best cheerleader!
I always wanted to sing professionally but unsupportive relationships in my late teens meant that I lost a lot of confidence in my musical ability and shelved my singing dreams for a while. When I was 21, I was asked to audition for a band after a band member heard me singing karaoke on a night out. I got the job and went on to work with a number of bands on the cabaret circuit and then moved onto working with original bands in more recent years.
I began writing poetry at a young age which eventually progressed into writing actual songs as a way to express myself creatively. It became a necessary outlet in order for me to understand and process certain thoughts and emotions I was feeling or going threw at any given time in my life. The good, bad and the ugly. It became therapeutic in a sense. Music allowed me to lose myself and find myself at the same time.
Today is History and Tomorrow is a Mystery. This next year I am looking forward to making a name for myself in a very tough Industry. Making music is not for everyone, you have to be passionate about it. Music Industry doesn’t care about how good you are, you can still fail if you don’t have a clear goal and determination to become a persistent creator.