This second track on the EP, “Wait and See”, is also a more recent composition. Its instrumentation starts with a simple bass line that’s very stripped down, an idea I got from listening to various songs on the radio. Following this, the marimba comes in, an instrument I had been dying to use in one of my compositions. The usual pop instruments follow as the song progresses, but I’m hoping that the catchy tune and deep lyrical content set it apart from the mainstream songs you hear today.
I came up with the idea for the lyrics after remembering all the people in my life that told me this was just a hobby. Being successful in any creative field is difficult, and I’ve had firsthand experience with people who discourage you from pursuing your dreams because “it’s not going to happen”. They look at the probability and see that the odds aren’t in your favor, and suggest you try something more practical. And truthfully, I get it; in general, I’m a very practical and logical person. But I’m also a person who is determined, stubborn, and not willing to let my passion for music go to waste. I acknowledge it’s difficult to make it, but why let that stop me from trying?
Of course, I have a Plan B, Plan C, Plan D, whatever you want to call it. However, every time someone tells me there’s no chance of me making it, I think of my five-year-old self, writing my first song. It was only thirty seconds long, but at the time, it was my greatest accomplishment. From that point on, I knew I wanted to write and perform music as a way to express myself and inspire a change in others. To me, music is so much more than this impossible dream that I’ll never reach, and I wanted a song to express that.
Wait and See’s lyrics explain how there are people in your life who will support you but not your dreams or what you stand for. But instead of letting that get you down, show them who’s calling the shots by actually making your dreams a reality, because success really is the best revenge. So yes, Wait and See is ultimately a “screw you” to those who said it can’t be done. For those of you who can relate to dealing with this situation, I have two things I want to say:
- I’m very sorry that you can relate in the first place. It sucks to want something so badly and have people tell you it’s impossible or unrealistic. It’s okay to recognize that there’s a small chance and still work for it anyway, as long as you’re smart about it.
- Let’s prove them wrong.