That picture is of me. At age 6, I believe. I really haven’t changed that much in the past 24 years… or maybe I’ve come full circle… either way, I’m thrilled to have it as the artwork for Unstoppable. As for the censored eyes, that is a nod to the artwork for the international version of AC/DC’s legendary, 1976 album, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. I was a HUGE AC/DC fan in my youth, and that album cover has always stuck with me. In fact, you can hear some of Angus Young’s influence in my lead work throughout Unstoppable, which brings me to…
While Angus Young’s influence can be felt in the song’s lead work, I was probably channeling NeilYoung more than anyone throughout the writing/recording process, as I was trying to combine rock with some more folk-like influences.
The only other interesting thing I can think to say about Unstoppable is that it took an incredibly long time to get from conception to final product (about a year!). It was originally put together for possible placement in a TV show (that will remain nameless), but I got extremely sick during the recording phase, and couldn’t make the deadline. Turns out the sickness was actually an allergic reaction to a new laundry detergent… of all things. Anyways, I decided after this song to start shying away from licensing music. It’s not that I won’t do it if a song is already recorded, but when I’m writing for other people/shows/podcasts/whatever, things seem to get bogged down more often than not. And I’m much, much happier now that I’m recording whatever I feel like, whenever I feel like. All that being said, I’m extremely pleased with this song, and I hope you enjoy it, too! :D
Unstoppable is available for FREE at bandcamp.com and is coming to Spotify soon. It’s also available on iTunes.