Singled Out: Essence's Untouchable
We were in the studio for three years making a thrashy as hell album - like we've done it for the past 10 years. Everything was on the routine. Like when you're going day-in-day-out in school or at your job. The funny thing is; you never realize you're changing before you stop up and look back.
During the recording sessions I took time off to go traveling. I find inspiration from going on wild adventures and this time the destination was Mount Everest. The trip gave me a needed break where I got the chance to stop up and look back at everything - our recordings, songwriting and the direction we were headed. By then I realized that we had changed a lot as persons, musicians and as a band. So why not embrace this change and write some music that reflect who we really are, instead of doing exactly what we've always done and what people expect us to do?
"Untouchable" is a product of not realizing a natural change and it's what makes it such a great song. There are no magic tricks or a great plan. It's just about letting go and let life take you where you're supposed to go. Following your natural path is what makes happiness and that's what life is all about.
When I was in the helicopter looking back at Mount Everest and seeing the clouds, avalanches and blizzard storms I told myself to be who I am instead of trying to be somebody I'm not. It's funny in a super absurd way that I had to get that far out before realizing that being yourself is the most important thing in the world. I'll never change that. And I'll keep writing songs like "Untouchable" to share them with cool kids who just don't give a fox.