Myles Travitz just released his brand new single, "To Happiness," and to celebrate we asked him to tell us the story behind the track. Here is the story:
"To Happiness" came from a very explosive period of writing during 2020. I'm part of a discord group of songwriters, artists, poets, and writers who create something from daily prompts.
On August 19, 2020, it happened to be a photo of a car with colored plastic bottle caps all over it with the prompt, "Beep beep! Here comes the happiness express!" by user @MzBizkit. Pardon the pun, but that was the vehicle to the inception of this song!
When it comes from starting with nothing and getting to a fully formed idea, my whiteboard is my best friend. It gives me permission to erase things, and all ideas are welcome as long as they fit on the board. I started out by freewriting for five to ten minutes about hanging out with my friends, and any excuse to be with them was a good one in my book. By the end of it, all of your answers to a song were written, I just had to rearrange the pieces! That first day I wrote the chorus and two days later I wrote the verses to go along with it.
This song is a reminder to myself that happiness is not a destination, but rather a journey. The moments I look forward to are stops along the way. In the meantime, though, I'm going to create my own happiness to make myself smile today. I hope this song brings you a little bit of happiness as well!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and watch for yourself below and learn more about Myles here