Let’s begin by examining the often-cited motivation for releasing singles - generating a “buzz” - that electric gossip over something so cool and interesting that no one can stop talking about it. Without a buzz, your album will be released into anonymous oblivion amidst the endless sea of content that humanity swims in; the world won’t stop to take notice of your contribution, and no one will realize you even exist. But fear not, for the single has the potential to avert this creative and existential disaster. This is that one song that will change everything. A song so special, it makes you believe in magic. Yes, the single holds the power to generate that coveted buzz, but…and this is the important part…it must be released in advance of the album to which it belongs! Failure to abide by this tenant will render the single powerless; for reasons unknown, people simply will not feel the same way about the song otherwise.
In light of the above, I have been and will continue to be a conscientious objector to this indefensible pastime. The only singles you will find from me are self-contained songs that do not belong to a larger body of work. After all, that’s what a single should be…one single fucking song!!!!