It took me a second to course of, however I stated, “Dad, that’s the very best music title I ever heard. You higher write the remainder of it fast.” He stated, “Why don’t you write it?” So I did. That evening I wrote it for him, about him. It’s actually only a love letter to him. A tribute.
On the identical time I noticed it’s additionally a kind of “fuck you” to anybody who ever considered me as some misplaced prodigal son who doesn’t perceive him or respect his legacy simply because I’ve by no means imitated his model or pandered to his viewers. HE is the one who gave me my Particle Child moniker in any case.
We’re each freaks, in our time. I’m no prodigal son. I’m HIS Particle Child. I’d by no means attempt to be him, and even fake, as a result of no person will ever be him. However imagine it or not I do relate to the Willie followers as a result of I’m considered one of them. They know the way unimaginable and considered one of a sort he’s. So this music is for the actual Willie followers too. They get it.
I lower the video collectively utilizing a mix of time-lapse footage I shot at Luck, live performance footage of me and my dad performing the music reside, and a few animated portraits I created digitally of him at totally different occasions in his life.