Bomethius is manic indifference. He is every portion of my personality and character that I feel the need to outgrow. Every song is sparked by a renewed effort to either actively outgrow something, or to resist that growth. In this way, the music gives voice to not only the things I want to outgrow, but also to my attempt at outgrowing those things (or failure thereof).
Initially, the point was to be vulnerable to the nth degree while still hiding behind the character — so that my audience was more uncomfortable than I was. But at every point where I have found myself more uncomfortable, I tend to find that I am growing in terms of what my art probably should be — as opposed to what it has been. Sweet Nothings makes me the most uncomfortable of all of my work to date, and I believe this to be a good thing.
To grapple with the feeling of homelessness, to miss your beloved, to juggle the difference between real love and unhealthy dependency, to wave goodbye to an ex, to verbatim quote and express disappointment in a long time friend and a family member, to wrestle with God, to play the violin... These are not generally pleasant things, but I think I've managed to get closer to caging unpleasantness in more pleasant ways. Perhaps that's the end for Bomethius. Until I die, I will work to pleasantly convey the unpleasant.
Anywho, I've just graducated, and Sweet Nothings is the third entry in my first trio of albums. The Collegiate Trio or something dumb. What I mean, is that the themes of my first three albums are interconnected. I've privately maintained from the beginning of Bomethius that I want to be the musical equivalent of Kierkegaard (where Chopin's dying wish was that we play Mozart in memory of him, I ask that you read Kierkegaard in memory of me), and now I'm beginning to realize that goal. The albums are meant to be contradictory, comedic, messy, immediate (read improvisatory), and compelling caricatures of the same character. If Bomethius is my Schizophrenia, then Bomethius gets to have Schizophrenia too. I don't imagine that any of these five characteristics (requisites really) will depart from my vision in the future, but with these three albums it is particularly linked.