Greetings:) I thought you might enjoy the story behind one of my songs on the new “Rise” album:
My six-year-old daughter is a bundle of pure, unbridled energy, to say the least. Sheâ€™s full of â€œsomethingâ€ most of the time, in the form of an elusive natural energy elixir, and borders on constantly â€œhyper,â€ though thatâ€™s probably too strong a word for it.
So she has this other little friend from school named Catherine, who is also very â€œactive,â€ to say the least! When they get together it all gets pretty crazy energy-wise quickly. Itâ€™s like 1 + 1 = more than 2, if you get my point.
So one sunny day I was driving my daughter, Leila, over to spend a few hours with Catherine. My kid was so excited and jazzed about seeing her friend that she was bursting at the seams jumping up and down, hooting and hollering, giggling non-stop and basically climbing out of her seat way before we ever arrived at Catherineâ€™s house. I kept yelling, â€œSettle down!â€ but of course that was a total joke and shouldnâ€™t have even entertained that.
Then I thought, â€œWow!â€ If I could bottle this up and sell it, Iâ€™d be a millionaire within a week! However, as close as I could get to that was to try to capture my daughterâ€™s disposition that day in a song. Thus Play Date was born.