Keep (NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2018)

About This SongRest In Power. My submission for NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest 2018. Lyrics written based on transcript here (explicit). Filmed in Cistercian Preparatory School’s theatre. Videography by Nathan Barnett. Credits Court Hoang – voice

First Impressions (live in studio)

I’ve been leaning heavily into playing and writing for the electric guitar, which led me to the idea of looping …

Love Is Hard

This song was written as part of an anti-acoustic kick I’ve been on. It’s probably the first song …

Across the Aisle

This song was written as my submission to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest for 2017. It’s a song about …

Carousel (Acoustic)

This song is about one of my best friends. It’s a song about wanting someone else to …

Tears I’ve Shed

This song is about a friend of mine whose mother passed away in 2012 from illness. To me, it serves …

Starting to Fall

I wrote this song for my brother and his wife, to play it for them on their wedding day. It’s …

Forced March

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Debt

This song is about being really, really bad at staying in touch with people, especially those who live in other …

(I Should Have Done This) A Long Time Ago

This is a song I wrote for my first dance with my wife Whitney at our wedding in February 2015 …