Quite often when you hear an opinion from someone (about something you did), it carries a sense of - things said to just be nice or polite.
And then there is the ‘dancing bear’ reality. If you see a bear at a circus in a tutu dancing to some silly song, you are amazed that a 400 lbs. animal can be so graceful and appear to follow the music. You’re surprised that the bear can ‘dance’ at all, and to some degree your impressed. However, if you pay $100 bucks to see a professional ballet, you’d be pissed if the bear were in the cast. It turns out that, your impression of the bear’s abilities is relative to your very low expectations.
I know that, things like this are intimate and thus too important to blow smoke. Honesty is vital. With this in mind, when I say that I am impressed with your music, this is to say that the performance and production value are on-par with any ‘name’ artist to be bought off the rack. But more than that, the lyrics to the songs (all of the songs) are so well constructed and executed, are mated with atmosphere, are evoking of emotion and images - that I’m confident that, most recording artists and even most accomplished song writers will view them as high-quality.
I suspect that, as the true meaning of the word ‘artist’ conveys --- as originator, you can have no idea or real appreciation of how good your stuff is, because it’s such a natural and easy part of you.
On first listen, I sensed you sounded like a blend of a few musicians. But after consideration, it’s clear you have your own style, sound and manner.
Thank you for such a pleasant, up-lifting surprise.