Track eight: Invisible Ink.
My most recent single, ‘Invisible Ink’, arose out of frustration towards a lover who refuses to acknowledge and declare their feelings, and as a result, define the relationship. The ambiguity left me feeling shattered and confused. I also wanted to tell a story of a relationship that is intimate and wonderful within the safe confines of four walls, but outside in the real world is brittle and flimsy. I have often experienced this as a gay man, particularly dating men who have not yet accepted their sexuality or come out to family and friends. I used the metaphor of “ink” or “tattoos” to illustrate someone who is outwardly expressive, but emotionally crippled. “You promised me that you would tattoo my name into the stars, that you would tell the world that this is ours, that every tongue and every lip would profess our love to everyone.”
All My Consideration