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What is your greatest fear? What keeps you up at night, what terrifies you? Are your dreams big enough that they freak you out? This is a song I wrote to address that fear each of us come face to face everyday - our mortality, our significance, our dreams and our hopes for the future. The problem with fear is that we allow it to contain us, guide us in making decisions that short change what could be so much more. I have come to learn that fear is not a foe. Fear is a friend.
On this road less travelled as a musician, taking my own career into my own hands, carving out a journey and route map that has not yet existed, has been a terrifying experience. My fear of loneliness, my fear of living without a guarantee of where my food, shelter will be, a future uncertain. But out of that fire, comes perspective, of facing my own fears of loneliness, a potentially loveless life, and finding that on the other side, there are richness to be had.
When you learn and understand your own fears, when you come face to face with them, you learn to respect it. And when you do, the world suddenly turns right up the other way round and your perspective changes. Fear becomes our fuel, becomes the energy, becomes the thing we stop running away from. We begin to take flight and soar above that which used to keep us behind the line, keeping it safe, settling for a risk-less, measured predictable life. To me, that is the real crisis, when we let fear whip us into shape, we become immune to the blood, pain and emotions and passion that make us human and triumphant. May you find your own courage to face the fear and find your own voice and take flight. What is your greatest fear?
This video is shot and edited by my dear friend and brother in arms, Marcus Huang, with our band travelling up through the northern hemisphere. A collage of life on the road, a sneak peek into the adventure on this road less travelled.
Music and Lyrics by Charles Jedidiah
Produced with Kevin Foo & Irving Koh
Recorded at Beep Studios Singapore
Musicians - Bass: Irving Koh, Electric guitar: Aaron Wong, Acoustic Guitar: Charles Jedidiah, Drums: Gevin Png, All Vocals by Charles Jedidiah
Shot on location - Singapore, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing
From the album Maybe Somewhere North available on iTunes - http://smarturl.it/msn-ituneshttp://charlesjedidiah.com