This song Semper Fidelis, isn’t just a first take song.
It’s a message to those who work tirelessly within their craft.
It was late at night when I wrote it. I had already worked in the studio for the better part of ten hours. A lot was done that day. As a cool down from the heavy orchestra I was writing, I decided to just “play”.
This first take song (with all its imperfections), is the result.
The name Semper Fidelis, is Latin for Always Faithful. It’s not about any physical relationship, but the one I have with my music and my work.
Work comes to us in many forms, but to stick it out when there’s not much energy or inspiration left, takes more than effort and courage, it takes passion. And sometimes, passion is all that moves you when you’re exhausted and feel you cannot go any further.
For all of you who understand this, this one’s for you.