When I first started working on this album I didn't really have a specific plan for it. I wasn't sure what direction I wanted to take so I just wrote about my experiences for the past couple of years. & I wouldn't say that this was a dark album but I had to deal with death of family, friends and disjointed relationships. As a result, these were some of the things that I wrote about during that time. I also tried to incorporate my Haitian background which influenced this album by using Haitian rhythms, traditions, dialects, and other worldly/Pacific/Caribbean island sounds.
Still overall, this album is about overcoming tragic events and conquering demons instead of letting them consume you. Several different Japanese Proverbs explain that to do this we have to be more like bamboo. "When stress and hardships bring us to our breaking point, be like bamboo, Resilient. Bend but don't break." The lessons learned from bamboo helped me create this album. No one is perfect.... but the greatest lesson from bamboo is to be Resilient.