A New Hope
We are in 2010 and the atmosphere within the group is heavy. Mobile is in crisis. Sometimes doubt and fear can take over and we are forced to make choices. At the time, despite my denial about the situation, we had to stop and take a step back. Obviously, what we call "life", this mysterious thing, was pushing us and weakening us. Our dream of traveling the world playing music, the one in which we had invested our hearts and souls, was coming to an end.
For my part, the years that followed allowed me to invest myself differently, among other things, with my family, in university studies in social work and psychology and professionally with individuals who were experiencing psychological difficulties. But something insisted inside me which asked to be addressed but which, paradoxically,refused to be addressed: the lack, the frustration, the anger, the feeling of losing, the urgency to live, the madness of everyday life… I understood, with time and a lot of money invested in psychoanalysis, that what is not addressed will inevitably be act. Despite all my attempts to deny, the questioning, the doubts, I had to assume my desire of creating music, that it was a tool to create beauty rather than being bitter. But where should I start? By deciding, by engaging in a process of composition. At the time, I didn't know where this was going to lead. But to move forward, sometimes you must revisit the past.
Through this series of blogs, I invite you to discover the process I went through to finally convince my dear friends to embark on my madness which, in the end, will give rise to this new Mobile album, "Roadmap to Redemption", which will be released on March 31.