Singled Out: Resistor's Narcissist
Shortly before I started writing the songs that would end forming the album First World Problems, I had scrapped my whole musical identity and started over. I'd been making music for awhile, and I was at a low point -- it was too much hassle to keep a band together, and I was between jobs and couldn't afford lavish production. So I chose a new name and a new approach: I started recording by myself with nothing but synths and drum machines.
That approach eventually yielded First World Problems, a group of pop songs preoccupied with fame and the creative process. I wanted to express something truthful about my frustrations and desires, and found that I was able to be the most honest when I used sarcasm and humor. The various narrators represent different aspects of my personality, blown up to larger than life-size to put their flaws and motivations on display.
"Narcissist" is partly about poking fun at my own self-involved tendencies, and also about a personality trait which I think is not uncommon among performers. After all, what sort of person tirelessly self-promotes and toils for little compensation, all for a brief chance to be the one in the spotlight?
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and watch the video here, plus learn more about the album and grab the details about their album release party in Philly at the Bourbon And Branch on May 30th right here!