Broken Hearts & Dollar Signs — Pt. 1: “Sunrise Sunset”

Sunrise Sunset is a letter I wrote to a girl I was once with who I really thought I was going to fall in love with. We tried to make it work but always had trouble maintaining a real relationship because we were both so caught up with work, life, and everything else that at the time seemed like it was the priority.

I was in Nashville one night after a long day of sessions and was thinking about how amazing she was and how perfect it was when we first met. In that moment I wondered what life would have been like if we both would have just packed our things and left LA to travel the world. What it would have felt like to fall in love and have nothing holding you back from being completely free.

It’s a simple letter but it says everything that I wish I would have said when I was with her.

When I turned the letter into a song I wanted it to make me feel like I was a kid again. That was the only time in my life where everything was simple and I was free of obligations and expectations. I wanted it to be a song my Grandma would dance to in the kitchen and the drunk old men on the block would drink to. The song the ese’s in the lowriders would ride to and the girls in the park would sing along with. It’s a song for simpler times when love was pure and my whole world was my little neighborhood….

Get the song here:

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