broadcast far and wide.
But not me. Not this time around.
I've done the typical PR push plenty of times,
hiring expensive publicists for previous albums,
"getting press" — most of it good press too.
And while I don't want to sound
ungrateful for that kind of attention,
the search for external validation
is ultimately a distraction.
It's a distraction from what's most important: YOU!
For this album I'm keeping it all between us:
My full attention, the music, the stories.
And I've got five things I want to share.
They're secrets, really. Things I'm not proud of.
Things I am proud of. Ways I've changed.
Bullshit that's beaten me down.
Personal and musical hurdles I've toppled over
like an injured gazelle chased by crocodiles.
Over five days, I'll tell you those secrets.
I'll share the music.
I'll give you the album.
We'll dive deep into the stories.
And we'll do it all before
SECRET SOCIETY SESSIONS is even released.
I'm welcoming you to be a part this
little secret exchange for FREE —
because, yes, I want you to hear the music,
but I also want to hear from you.
What YOU think matters so much more to me than "press."
I honestly can't thank you enough
for being interested in my songs.
Building this fun five-day journey for you
is my way of trying to say thanks though.
So I hope you'll join me.
It's gonna be like a game of tin-can-telephone:
You hold one side up to YOUR ear;
together we'll pull the line tight;
and listen for me to whisper.