(This post is about track 4 from the album Goodbye Party, titled “Thank You Letter”. The song has a few dirty words in it. Click here to stream or download the clean version.)
If you’ve already listened through this song, I’m sure you can imagine that this is another one that feels really strange to be releasing this much later in life. Three years can make for some very significant shifts in mindset.
First of all, I want to note that my lyrics in this track kick off with homage to the artist who most inspired me as a rap-infatuated youngster coming up in the Twin Cities. The wise man that once said “it ain’t all good, but it’s all good enough-“ was the same inspiration I briefly mentioned in my notes for “Take Two”, a fellow known to indie rap fans as Eyedea.
One of the most important teachings contained in yoga and mindfulness happens to be essentially the same message that Eyedea’s track “Smile” is built around. This is a sentiment that I teach about a lot in workshops and yoga classes, and it’s definitely what I hope can be gleaned from this track.
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