Hailing from Ireland, I have limited knowledge on American politics. One thing anyone can say about me is that I always lean towards positivity and acceptance of all people. Love is my language. With this in mind, I don’t want to make this a political post, but one focused on love and understanding.
Since taking my dreams and aspirations here to America, I’ve grown to love it even more than I’d previously imagined it in my wildest dreams. Here you can start from nowhere and end up anywhere. Here you have the privilege of interacting with people from all backgrounds and learn from their experiences. That to me is the beauty of this country. Opportunity.
Now people tend to have a limited view of what opportunity is. Opportunity is not just a chance to earn an income or as some may say “Live The American Dream”. Opportunity is the luxury of experiences. I’ll repeat that one more time. Opportunity is the luxury of experiences. You see back home although there are many beautiful people, places and things to draw inspiration from, there’s still a limit to the cultural exchange that’s geographically available. Living in LA has taught me so much about different cultures and lifestyles. This in turn has helped me grow as an artist and a person. That’s the foundation of America’s growth throughout history.
A shared story. A growing narrative. A welcoming land.
I’ve been welcomed here with open arms, both myself and my talents. However, I believe we should continue to champion people and stories that help make this country the guiding light that it is. It’s the loving thing to do. My life is filled with talented people from all backgrounds who make my story more whole, more enriched. The bond that ties us all together is what drives this world from a place of love: Empathy.
Let’s commit to empathy. No, let’s really commit to a foundation of collective experiences. When people hear my music, I want any and everyone to feel my words and emotions. That only happens with an open heart. A humanistic heart.
So as we progress through this year with more questions than answers, let’s make love for people our guiding principal.
I know that wide-eyed young man from Dublin from yesteryear would agree.