I've taken a long break from social media over the past few months. Uninstalled Twitter and Facebook from my phone. I was emotionally drained after the chaos at the end of last year. Couple that with major surgery for my mother (and the looming possibility of losing my other parent), and I needed to conserve my emotional resources this spring.
It's been refreshing and healthy for me, but counterproductive for the music. My streams have dropped off. I haven't connected with my fans. I squandered opportunities from the attention I received at release. Kicking myself. But my mental health was the priority.
Peter and I are taking a studio break this summer due to conflicting schedules. I'm torn between promoting Cubicle Zombie / finding my fans, or focusing on the album in process (which is about 35% complete). I'd rather do the latter (comfortable! songwriting! art!) versus the former (new and scary! awkward self-promotion! stupid fucking branding and buzzwords!).
At some point, I'll see you back on social media.