I’ve never been asked this before. My first band, Brontide, was an indie band that proved to be a great learning experience for the four years I was in high school. I wouldn’t say we had the maturity as artists to fully define our sound, but my second band for the 3 years I lived in Philadelphia for university was distinctly alternative rock, with a fairly heavy sound and funk/dance undertones to most of the tracks. I think both of these experiences of collaborative writing, combined with the music I liked to listen to in comparison to my fellow bandmates, sent me in the direction of indie folk. I wanted songs that really showcased the words I’d written, and that weren’t quite as heavy, and held some sort of ethereal sound that would link the music to nature, the seasons, the outdoors, time, weather.