Lachlan Grant Splendor is a Sunshine Coast local artist from Mountain Creek. His Album “The Choice Is Yours” is now available in most places online.
Lachlan Grant Splendor –
The intention of this album is to remind people that they have a choice to be co creators of their reality and further inspire them to embrace authenticity free from judgement.
When did you begin creating material for this release?
While travelling/living in Canada during 2015. This album was produced over approximately 3 years..
Did you try and capture any overall mood or theme?
A conceptual album inspired by introspection, inspiration and higher conscious awakening. The intention of this album is to remind people that they have a choice to be co creators of their reality and further inspire them to embrace authenticity free from judgement.
Does the album title reveal anything about the nature / meaning of the album?
The album title track. ‘The Choice Is Yours’ explores the theme of free will while attempting to motivate people to embrace choice and utilise it to create the life of their dreams. The lyrics present a story beginning with ‘Penny’ who made the wrong choices and ended up living a life of misery. Then moving to ‘Dave’ who made powerful choices and ended up living a life of luxury and leisure. The chorus of the song turns to offering advice to those struggling with indecision and presents awareness to the decision making process. Further attempting to motivate people to embrace their choice and realise they are lucky to even have one.
What do you think is unique about this release?
Each song comes from personal experience and is written authentically. The genre/style is blended between Alternative Folk and Rock while the lyrics tell stories and reflect honesty.
Were there any musical or writing influences that you had?
All music I have come to love has a reflection on the songs I write. During the composition of ‘The Choice Is Yours’ I was heavily inspired by the music of Ben Howard, The Lumineers, City and Colour, Ziggy Alberts, Vance Joy, Bruce Springsteen and Cat Stevens.
Any favourite or stand out songs / singles? Why these ones?
Track 5 – Pristine
I love this song because I have literally done what this songs story reflects. I spent years living in the desert and now here I am, living beside the ocean.
‘Pristine’ is a song about someone brave enough to let love guide them and not fear. The lyrics tell a story of a young man who grew up in the desert, lonely, unloved yet still he felt prosperous and believed he was born to serve a greater purpose. One day he woke early and headed out to observe the sun rise, only to realize he needed to head through the sand until he discovered the coast line. He always wondered what the ocean looked like, he had a feeling it would be mesmerising. He used the determination discovered within, made with haste through the desert before finding serenity, peace and company.