There’s a saying in the industry: when words aren’t enough, sing it. Music has always been a place of expression and refuge for me. Every song on this album chronicles personal experiences I’ve had over the past nearly two years. It required me to walk through life experiences or doors, some of which included heartache. Each door I walked through brought me to where I am today. I AM Stronger. Happier. Hence, the inspiration for the album title. If we persist, eventually we find goodness, happiness, and friendly companions along the way. Thank you for being a meaningful part of my journey.
Another meaning behind the album title is the doors opened because of the very generous and talented people that brought this music to life. The songwriters, producers, engineers, and Patreon and Gofundme supporters – without you – these songs would not be. Thank you for opening so many doors for me to discover and share these songs!
Special thanks to Herb and Tessa Mason, Luis Pinon, Brian Johnson, Jaida Trevethan, Marshall Thompson, Darren and Taunya Butler, Shannon Oh, Aimee Ambrose, Shawn Pendlebury, Blaze Oxier, Mat and Savanna Shaw, David Herbst, Pablo Bulldog, Christian Devey, Gordon Jensen, Jonah Reed, Daniel Robertson, James Stenquist, Daylen Westwood, Heidi Walstad, Olivia Vodden, Nolan Coleman, Brian Johnson, Sandia Moellendorf, Brooke Olsen, Brittinee Bailey, David Millenheft, Ridge Lewis, Phillip Walstad, William Nygaard, and Marley Yergensen.