Initially I had something really dancey and fun for this, but in the last second I decided not to sell myself short or pass on an opportunity to go for a bit more depth. If you know me, especially IRL, you’ll know that I’m constantly curious and doing my best to live in a constant state of gratitude.
When I first got into The Streets in college, I didn’t anticipate the longstanding impact that Mike Skinner would leave on my life. I’ve always loved how approachable he is in terms of his songwriting. You don’t have to spend a ton of time attempting to read between the lines to determine the breadth of his expression. It’s in his level of directness that connecting to any of his songs always feels like connecting with a close friend that you haven’t caught up with in a minute.
The title track off his 2008 album, Everything Is Borrowed, feels a lot like the inside of my brain the majority of the time: I’m observing how quickly things are constantly changing around me, I’m questioning the intention behind everything that comes into my line of sight, and I’m always trying to remind myself that regardless of what happens that as long as I’m coming from a place rooted in love that it’s cool when things come and go. I think that sort of grounding allows the rest of my personality and all of its fun quirks to shine through.