I recently finished a song called Madness. It is a song about love. Love is wild and weird. Love it.
The inspiration from this song came from a friend's Facebook post that I saw a couple years ago. I was scrolling through my newsfeed when I came across a long quote that a friend had posted. It was too long to write down so I took a screenshot, threw it in an Evernote file, and then kept scrolling through Facebook.
The quote was from the movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin. I've never seen this movie, but this quote resonated with me.
This quote inspired me in the moment but I didn't write anything with it for two years. One day I was going back through old material and came across it with new eyes. I wrote a song about love, real love.
I've been married for three and a half years. Years two and three were characterized by tremendous life change and exhaustion (my wife and I had a baby, bought a house, I quit my job). Most of the excitement that we used to feel went away and we were running out of reasons to remember why we loved each other.