"Why am I the same?"
This poignant question serves as a haunting, thought-provoking conclusion to "Houston," the coming-of-age ballad off of Billy Law's brand new album, Alone Somewhere. Billy's sparse musical rendering emphasizes the loneliness of one's early twenties, when the shift from college life to adulthood forces a sort of personal reckoning. In this episode, Emmeline and Billy talk about the essential loneliness of self-discovery, the confusing transition to becoming one's own breadwinner, the importance of following one's heart and chasing one's passion, and the persistence with which a parent's adages seem to follow us around. They also talk about the importance of live music, the importance of leaving space in music, and why dynamics matter so much in the execution of a song. You'll even hear them share their favorite sad songs, like "Seventeen" by Sharon Van Etten and Olivia Rodrigo's "Enough for You."
To learn more about Billy Law, or to follow his musical journey, find him on all of your favorite social media sites at @abillylaw. You can also download his new album, Alone Somewhere, on all streaming platforms. For behind-the-scenes information 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 back episodes with the Journey of a Song Spotify playlist.