Singled Out: Blue October's Home
Home was originally written as an instrumental piece on piano. Everywhere I went I would hear it playing over and over so I began to write words to the melody describing this new feeling of gratitude and pure joy. I'd never written anything not brutally honest so this for me was such an amazing experience to see that words and melodies with such heart and soul were pouring out. I truly feel that the opening line of the song is what got me started on recognizing that I had come to a place in my life that no matter what happened or what goes on around me I have the choice today to live like I mean it . " I'll smile if I want to, I'm not afraid I'm gonna flaunt it too, what a glow when you're living true ".
An unapologetic freedom to live is what I'd say started the fire of Home. As I reached deeper into discovering where I must've found this new found freedom I noticed that it was a direct result of the friends and family I have in my life. I just stopped and took note of each person and the little things that make them shine so bright. I believe that Home embodies a feeling that I'd been struggling to find my whole life both personally and professionally and when I finally found it I caught it like a firefly in a jar and took it home to watch it, study it and then write about it. Today I am grateful that I even have the capabilities to write passionately with such joy.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!