Today is an important day. It is Juneteenth otherwise known as “Black Independence Day”. I am a black man with indigenous roots and I am an independent artist. It just so happens that today my new album “The Ridge” officially gets released into the world and I am proud of the story it tells.
LISTEN NOW: https://ffm.to/k3dypj.ofp
BUY NOW: https://juliantaylormusic.ca/music
I have released so many records over the course of my 20 year career. And just like so many of my fellow artist friends when the record was done I’d brace myself and release it into the world with an everlasting sense of hope that maybe people will enjoy listening to what I created and just maybe my dreams would come true.
It has always been a long hard battle to get heard and I’m about to do it again. I’d like to send out a sincere thank you to everyone involved in making “The Ridge”. I’m forever grateful for the brilliant supporting cast who performed on this recording.
Thank you to my cousins Gene Diabo and Barry Diabo, Saam Hashemi, Miranda Mulholland, Derek Downham, Kevin Fox, Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther of DALA, Burke Carroll, Noah Mintz and Patrick Duffy for their talents.
I always laugh with friends and tell people that they’re all hits until they’re misses and I’ve honestly failed so many times. Not by my own standards but by the status quo and I as I release this new record I hope that people enjoy listening to it and so far the feedback has been wonderful so thank you. I was honestly preparing myself to fail again and that’s ok because in my failings I’ve learnt to grow.
I’ve learned that perhaps what I do is best left to me to do because I’m the only one who can do what I do and that that is the reward. That and to hear people humming a melody that I wrote because it’s helping them to drift off and forget what’s troubling them.
Thank you for always believing in me even when I don’t believe in myself. It happens way more often than I’d like to admit.
So with this I release yet another creation into the world and surrender to the universe as it floats on into the abyss with the hope that it reaches the ears that it’s meant to reach.
p.s. Today would have also been my Grandmothers birthday. The song “The Ridge” was written about her