The Story Behind My Songs
Musicians have hard lives. Maybe you do too. It’s a blessing and a curse. I can tell you one thing; when you go through hardships, you learn a lot about yourself. Loud guitars and open lyrics are one way for us to deal with the battles we face. When I kick into a heavy riff or hit a section of a song where I can just pound away at the guitar, I forget about the problems I can’t solve. It’s freeing for a moment and downright fun. It’s also a place for us to process things that we sometimes don’t know how to talk about. Have you ever laid it all on the line to pursue a dream just to fail? I have. Have you ever put your heart on the line for a relationship that suddenly fell apart? I have. Have you been haunted by your past mistakes and battled depression? I have. But it wasn’t for nothing, and we are not alone.
My name is Nathan and I am a local musician from Wichita, Kansas. I perform under the name Vandarth. My songs are a musical journal of the things I’ve experienced in life. I am sure you’ve experienced a lot of the same feelings and maybe you’re struggling to make sense out of it all. Or maybe you just need a dose of fun and energy that guitar-driven music can bring into your life. I can’t promise to be able to solve all of life’s problems but I do know that music brings value, meaning and inspiration to our lives. Here’s a short video I created to introduce myself and my music.
So here we are. If you’ve read this far, then maybe you can relate to what music brings to my life. In a few days I’ll be sending you an e-mail containing the story and meaning behind the first song I sent you, titled Stay With Me. Writing that song helped me process a very difficult life event, and today whenever I hear the intro of the song, I feel a burst of energy. There’s more music and behind-the-song stories to come. Thanks for being a listener, and talk to you soon!