He never gave up on music, but he found that his ideas were developing at a slower pace than they had in the past.“ These songs, these ideas, they were cinders… always burning slowly under my day to day. And slowly, each one is coming to life.”
Now that they have, it’s time for Worden’s music to shine once again. The new music features his signature multifaceted sound. There are the smooth, hip-hop-influenced beats and the melodies and harmonies that reflect a variety of influences – R&B, pop, trip-hop, chillwave and more. Just as importantly, there are the imagistic, tantalizing lyrics, which draw upon singer-songwriter usages without becoming self-indulgent.
Recorded at his home studio in Atlanta, these are the fruit of a long, deeply introspective period.
“Some of the reasons I make music have simplified,” Worden says. “I don’t have a lot of the same pressures of worrying about, ‘How is this going to be received? Is this going to be successful or not? It’s more about discovering truths, figuring things out about life through music.”