Momentum builds on the foundations of First Steps, using low-key elements of shuddering bass infused with infectious jazz and bluesy guitar – but this time with more of a nod to the electronic.
The artist described how different the two records felt to him:
“I named the EP ‘MOMENTUM’ because it’s a representation of where I’m at in my life. The songs I wrote on my first EP were spontaneous, and I hadn’t really thought out a whole vision for my project. It was kind of a photograph of my musical inspirations at the time. People took notice and when I went back to write material for the follow up, it was a challenge I had never had faced before…the idea that people were going to be anticipating and really analysing my art. I wrote most of the EP during SXSW and my first tour ever (with JAIN), so I was able to test out early versions of the songs to a live audience and have fun with them (I would frequently improvise lyrics to the new songs). When I’m writing – I put my own personal feelings into the music – but I want people to listen to it within their own context, and apply the lyrics/feelings to their own situations. I love how music can be made for the masses but at the same time be really personal.”