“The Weight of It All, was a record I felt like I had to make,” he says. “Before I joined The Futures League back in 2013, I was going through a time of major growth and change, and was planning to make that record to somehow sum up everything I was feeling. Things ended up playing out a little differently for me the next couple of years, but at some point it became clear to me that I still needed to record those songs. I had written them almost as an obligation to myself and my emotions at the time, so I needed to send them out into the world, if only for my own satisfaction of tying up that episode of my life. “Are You There” is a refreshing song for me because it channels my love of classic American songwriting and my admiration for artists like Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. I’m now in a different chapter of my life, and I couldn’t be more excited to get the rest of these songs out in the open."