This album is about facing your fears, standing in the pain, and living with courage, boldness and joy. The record is full of some of my time-honoured messages: connection with the land, empowering the people, the beauty and draw of the north. But it is also about things that scare me- suicide rates of our people, racism, the unending suffering and beauty of life.
It is also, for the first time and in an honest way- about healing. True healing is not about just the absence of pain or addictions, although those are significant- it is about celebration, it is complicated, it is about weaving the fabric of the years of your own life into a beautiful blanket to hold you and ground you. It is about letting go of expectation and opening new eyes on the world around you.