The way this song started is one of my favorite stories so far. I was texting Dustin Martin, the producer of this track, and he sent me a song by The Beatles. He pointed out how he liked the transfer from the Verse to the Chorus as it switched from a major to a minor, as in if the song's verses were in the key of D, it switched to a Dminor for the first note of the Chorus. I also really liked this and decided to write a song that did a similar thing. Thus Humanity was born. The lyrics emerged from looking at the world, choosing to slip into madness because of uncertainty and lack of patience. Whether it was all the racism and brutality in general that occurred, which was and still is mind-boggling to me. It should've been an awakening to show us how little progress we've made in 60 years and how much further we still have to go. I had a lot of time to think about my life and career around the time I was writing all these songs. For instance, the earliest part of my career was my most successful by industry standards and opinions. Although it was a great start, I did not like the energy and people I was surrounded by. It always felt gross and like the focus wasn't on making art. It was about this constant need to be relevant but unwilling to adapt. It was foolish, stubborn, and proud. It was excruciating to watch. I decided then and there that I would always follow the creative current. This also calls out the withered souls line in the Chorus. They would never know true wealth because they were essentially extorting the gift they had been given. They had lost sight of why they got into it in the first place or had not gotten into it for what I consider to be the "right" reasons.
produced by: Dustin Martin songwriter: Jeremy Parsons composer: Dustin Martin steel guitar: Michael Flanders bass: Caleb Flanders bgv's: Doug Stokes Electric Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Drums, Percussion: Dustin Martin lead vocals: Jeremy Parsons artwork by: Skylar Savarin distribution by: Smith Music Group