Be Like Me

Hi Lowborn family,

Wes here.

I really want to get to know all of you better and also open my life up a bit so you can know me too. Soon we’ll be releasing our next single “Be Like Me” and I figured I’d give you a little door into what it’s about as my first pass at trying to blog. 

Also, if you know of some better ways to format this so it doesn’t look so annoying to read, hit me up on my socials that will be listed below and give me some advice, I’m learning and wanna make sure this grows and is dope for everyone! 

I’ve been a songwriter for over 10 years now, but only the last 5 or 6 have I been lucky enough to really start writing for other artists and exploring the “producer” side of being creative. I love it, but it also has it’s draw backs. As an artist, it’s obvious when someone wants to use you, or help you, and either way it could benefit you if they’re the right person. As a “creative,” helping artists build their sound, sometimes it’s really difficult to tell the difference between people who are your friends and people who want to use you for their gain only. 

It also didn’t help that the last 5 or 6 years of my life it’s become painfully obvious that I have some pretty serious depression and anxiety going on (if the songs haven’t already made that very obvious). Be Like Me is about a time in my life where even though I was working a lot, and building a lot of friendships, and creating a ton for other people, I felt truly alone. Painfully isolated from even the guys in the band. I felt like every song, or every favor, or every text was simply another way for someone to use me even though I didn’t really feel like I had anything else to give. 

Zane and I started this song in my apartment bedroom and with the help of our buddy Curtis Martin we finished it in a 15 by 20 room off of an event center complex. It’s been finished for longer than most any other song we have and even though we absolutely have darker songs, this one still holds true even today. Sometimes I really truly find myself questioning all of my friendships (band included) and trying to determine who is real and who isn’t. It’s tough. But what I’ve learned is if you always do the right thing and take care of yourself, good vibes find their way back and the real people will stick around. 

I’m gonna try to do these pretty often, kind of a journal if you will. Sometimes they’ll be short and not super revealing, sometimes I may get pretty deep, it’ll all depend I guess. Excited to start this journey with all of you. Sorry it’s so rambling, it’ll get better. Also, keep your head up, it’s hard now, but it won’t always be that way.

Thanks for reading!!

JournalLOWBORNWes, Real Talk