There’s something about the way we get through life. Sometimes we can try our hardest and nothing ever seems to progress. Maybe we get caught in an endless monotonous loop, standing idle, possibly alone, struggling to throw our feet from under our sheets and work a 9-5 just to get back into that same bed to do it all over again 8 hours later. It seems too common that people settle for the safest bet, or set goals that are mediocre because fear pushes back anything higher. We get stuck in a rut, and unfortunately some never leave that rut. Then when all is said and done, we can’t help but look at others and blame the outside world for where we are. Fine. That’s fair once in a while. Life is a cold hard bitch on occasion and sometimes your boss is just a dick, but also realize that there is way more that we can do to get out of our rut, to go and at least try to improve from the day before.
When I was 7 my father told me that I can do whatever I wanted in life. Now, a 7 year old isn’t thinking about jobs or careers or how the daily stocks are doing, but the funny thing is that we still dream and plan our futures. The difference is that when we’re that young, our dreams have no limits. I would have wanted to be an astronaut for all anyone could care because I had no concept of how the world works or what it takes to actually become an astronaut. At some point that switch gets flipped into a completely different mindset. Do I still want to become an astronaut? No, I just always wanted to float around in space and eat freeze-dried ice cream. We all grow up. It’s a fact of life, but at the same time we lose that innocence of going for what we truly want because we would rather take the steady job that pays the bills, over the risky job that we’ve always wanted. It doesn’t even have to be a job specifically that you break free from or pursue. There are plenty of everyday nuisances that may be “grounding” but also don’t allow the space to jump around once in a while and there are many, many goals to set in life. I’m not advocating quitting your job, breaking up with your significant other, or making irrational decisions as a jumpstart to goal accomplishment but realizing that life-rearrangement isn’t always a negative thing. It’s a risk and reward system. Mark knew when he quit his well paying, steady, possibly career job, that it was a risk. It may not be apparent to many people but being any sort of artist is hard, time-consuming, tedious and not very well paying unless you’re pretty well renowned. But, sometimes… Just sometimes… Dreams are worth the risk. Dreams are worth living off Ramen noodles for a bit. Dreams are worth the roller coaster of stress and fear. Dreams are worth waking up every morning, swinging our feet out of bed with a smile on and pursuing a life that you designed. I always remember that the lowest of the lows make the highest feel that much higher, and it’s something I hold close to me. If you don’t plant your feet on the ground, grit your teeth, and go for it – How would you ever know if you would have succeeded? The normally funny-man Jim Carey recently gave a commencement speech at a University in Iowa and summed up all of what I said in one sentence,
“… you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”
Take that chance. Break that monotonous loop. Jump out of bed in the morning and put time into a passion, even if it’s just a little bit over a long period. You can achieve your dreams. I’ve always wondered where would we be if all this music was never created? Not that it matters too much, because I know that it was worth every second. The world works in mysterious ways, and you’ll never know what your really capable of if you don’t ever take a leap.
As you ponder what that leap entails, there is also business in this post!!
We’ve been off our blog game lately but it’s not out of laziness! The Kindest Regards Official Music Video has been released and we cannot express how excited we are to finally share it with everyone! Mike, the video-visionary and major brains behind the project captured the song exactly how it was meant to be and we thank him endlessly for that. I’m sure you will be seeing more of him in the future! All the actors, who were all unpaid friends and family also killed it, and obviously we’re expecting them to be in Hollywood within the next few years. Lastly thank everyone who has listened, watched, liked and shared not only with peers, but with us as well – We love the relationship we have with our fans, you’ve all had a hand in this and we truly thank you.
Now for the last big announcement – Name.
Through much deliberation and endless brain wrecking, Mark will no longer be known as “Witty”. When he first started, the name fit, it was catchy and simple – it put an (accurately) descriptive word to a face and launched everything you see today. The unfortunate effect of that was that it was an adjective and unless you want to fly through 20 Go(x20)ogle pages to find us, we had to figure out an alternative. The music has also evolved to where the name may not fit as well as it originally did, so the only question was what to change? Ultimately, it was decided to drop the “y” and add “Lowry” to create “Witt Lowry”. The addition stems from the name “Laurence” which is Mark’s middle name, after his Grandfather, and holds a great meaning to him. If you’d like to learn more about the name change and why, there is a lengthy Facebook post that goes into glorious detail that I’m not even going to attempt to touch!!
Be sure to watch out for another single to be posted in the near future and also… VERY LARGE UPDATES coming for our upcoming album “Dreaming With Our Eyes Open”. Thanks for reading ya awesome crazies & keep on keepin’ on.
Eyes to the sky,