We live our lives both in complete control and submission to our surroundings. Fate has a way of stepping in and setting a course never before considered. Other times we pursue our dreams, set our goals, and chase things that we have always loved and always will love. The heart is a lonely hunter, and when it seeks, it also speaks and longs for others to hear its distinct song. The heart is often forced to sit and wait patiently for life to happen around it.
These are the life lessons that inspired Hunter/Beggar. Originally growing up in small town Dayton, Tennessee, we were accustomed to living in comfort and not taking chances or chasing things so seemingly out of reach. But what we have taken from our time outside is that anything is possible. We all need something to chase, and for us that meant moving to Nashville and taking our music dreams more seriously.
Fate has been good to us here. Shortly after moving to Nashville, we met Chad Howat, a local artist/producer who shares a kindred musical spirit with us. He understood our aims for the project and helped us revamp our little electronic rock band to a more organic and human level. Our environmental changes forced us to rethink who we are as artists and as people. We wrote new songs and recycled old ones. We looked to ourselves and found we were not the same as we used to be.
The human life continues in constant flux. There is a season for everything, and with the right amount of drive and a sense of patience, we all find our place. Sometimes you have to steer the ship, and in other times you must let go of the wheel and submit to your foreign surroundings. But always remain optimistic, and ultimately the heart will win.
Hope is alive.