Journey of a Song

Episode 41: "Restart" by Xavier Bernazard

September 01, 2022 Emmeline; Xavier Bernaxard Season 2 Episode 5
Journey of a Song
Episode 41: "Restart" by Xavier Bernazard
Show Notes

"I sure hope my life has meaning."

Do we have to grow colder as we grow older?  How can we continue to evolve instead of letting adulthood cause us to devolve? When do we start letting life live us instead of living our lives?

In "Restart," Xavier Bernazard seeks to tackle these questions with slick steel drums and passionate vocals. In this episode, Xavier--an artist who identifies as both Latinx and as part of the LGBTQIA+ community--sits down with Emmeline to talk about the choices we make as we age, the circumstances that can force our hands off the steering wheel of our lives, and how we're never really done creating ourselves. They also talk about their mutual love for Paramore (especially the songs "26" and "Grow Up") and their intention to have a crying party--because emotions are important! Lastly, they discuss the process of infusing every step of a recording with authenticity, emotion, and narrative.

To learn more about Xavier Bernazard, or to follow their musical journey, visit their official website or find them on Instagram at @xavierbernazard. For behind-the-scenes info and more about Journey of a Song, follow Emmeline on social media at @EmmelineMusic or visit the Journey of Series official webpage. You can also hear songs from previous episodes by listening to and saving the Journey of a Song official playlist on Spotify!