To me "This Is War" is a complete game changer for me as an artist. I believe it shows a side of me I've never came close to before. I co-wrote this song with Sean and Alex Silverman, two of the most talented people I know. Alex, Sean, and myself also produced and recorded the song which was an extremely enjoyable and exciting process. To be able to create and control the vision of the song exactly how we saw it was truly a blessing and had everything to do with the final product you hear. I hope to write many more songs with the Silverman's.
The concept of "This Is War" is very simple, sometimes you can give all of yourself to someone or something and it doesn't pan out the way you wanted or expected. It's about loving someone blindly and unconditionally with no fear of the risk it ending or the challenges you might face. The chorus lyrics are a realization and expression of when I needed to draw the line and see for myself that what I had with this person was no longer what it was. My songs all come from my own life and experiences, and as an artist I believe that it is so important to own your expressions and that honesty will always be powerful and meaningful for the listener. I hope "This Is War" speaks to you if you've had a similar experience.