in the forest

What Songs Can Do

  • Political songs in a moment of activism - I've been interested in political songs, as a writer and a listener, for a long time, and it seems, for reasons that may be obvious, that more songwriters are lately coming to share that interest. I want to share a
  • Anti-Poptimist Pep Talk for Songwriters - You don’t have to like pop music. You don’t have to respect it or care that other people like it. You can even enjoy it and not respect it or care about it. You’re a songwriter. You probably have strong
  • Pop Songs of the Everyday - I'm almost done with a new record, which is going to be called "Pop Songs of the Everyday". I'm super excited about it - it's the biggest sounding record I've made in a long time, and I'm really happy with

playing guitar at the pier