“Rabbits On The Run” is the album that healed my wounds. It was like a medicine. The act of making it and the personal questions that were posed within it, ended up being the answer to so much creative and personal tumult. I carried around a black binder for two years and poured my guts into it. I had never let myself be this honest. It was brutal and it was liberating. This act led the album to become some sort of personal mirror. I didn’t like everything I saw, but I didn’t shy away. By moving forward, I realized I was rejecting the box I had been framed in as an artist. I wrote about my polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the effect it had on my mental health, betrayal, my dreams, drugs, suicidal thoughts, enlightenment, and peace. Rabbits is my not-so-secret door in the floor, and it led to the truth.
The concept behind the album was simple but it was also a tall order. I wanted to make an analog record (meaning the music went to physical tape rather than a digital medium). I wanted to work with Steve Osborne (producer, bass player), Patrick Hallahan (drummer) and Ari Ingber (guitarist). I wanted a children’s choir to sing on some of the songs too. I wondered if it was all too much to ask. I was never sure of that answer but I just kept putting one foot in front of the other. My wonderful team of collaborators helped me along. The books that lit the fire for the record were Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time” and Richard Adams’ “Watership Down.” Plus, a little peyote.
I believe that art is a mechanism that humans created in order to understand consciousness. This music not only helps me understand myself but it connects me to you. Thank you for being on this journey with me. Happy 10 years Rabbits. Purchase a limited edition autographed cassette here: https://bit.ly/3hXbvHv