Studio FB Live Episode 001: The Grind

As I sat down and pressed the “go live” button I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had an idea of what I wanted to accomplish, but would it pan out? There were some good moments and some really frustrating moments, but at the end of the day I sat down and created something.

Thursday on Studio FB Live, Episode 001, I continued working on a track currently titled “The Grind.” It’s an electro-blues track trying to tell the story of the ups and downs of life. The grind if you will. (more…)

3 Steps Forward 2 Steps Back

You don’t have to be around very long to be confronted with the reality that life can (and will be) difficult. We all have struggles that set us back and haunt us longer than we would like to admit.

Moving Forward, Steps, health, darren a cooper, create your art,

Over this past year, I have been really intentional about working on me. One of my main focuses was on my self-talk after I began to realize how hard I was on me. After listening to my own negativity I knew that I needed to do something about it.


On The Other Side Of The Shadow

Have you ever had an experience where no matter what is happening around you, you still have joy? Not just having a good day because everything was working in your favor. I’m talking about pure, undeniable joy.

Joy, Happiness, Life, Darren A Cooper

Last week I turned thirty-three. Although I understand this does not make me old, I can’t help but slightly cringe when I say the number out loud. When I was twenty, thirty was a lifetime away. Although in theory, it hasn’t been that long, it’s been a lifetime of living…or so it seems. (more…)

When It’s Difficult To Let The Light In

Sometimes I try to be really inspirational. To say things that make you think, all while inspiring you to move beyond yourself and into something new. Maybe I’m trying to be the musical version of Tony Robbins, I don’t know…

light, music, create your art, passion, hope, healing, darren a cooper,

When I was recording this week’s track I felt inspired and did my best to record the ideas that reflected what I was feeling. I believe I did that pretty well, I’m just not really sure how to put it all into words.  (more…)

Sometimes All Hope Is Lost

Have you ever lost hope? Maybe in a situation, in a friend, or in life. When you find yourself in that position it is really difficult to will yourself from its grip. It sucks you in and holds you hostage, but all it takes is a spark, a simple single spark to bring you back.

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This time of year is really hard on my positive outlook in life. The sun goes away for weeks at a time. The cold air cuts through me so quickly. Cabin fever sets in and all I can do is hope for spring to arrive. (more…)

It’s Time To Shift Your Perspective

Whenever I sit down to write a track it’s really easy for me to fall into a routine. To do something similar to what I’ve always done. It’s easier that way. I understand what I’m doing and it doesn’t take as much creativity to get my work accomplished. But what good comes from doing the same thing over and over again?

This week’s track is entitled A New Horizon, mainly because I liked the way it sounded, but also because of how I approached the track itself. Like I mentioned above, it’s really easy for me to fall into a routine and just “let it happen.” This week I wanted to try something different. (more…)

It’s Time To Allow The Stillness To Birth Clarity

I learned something about myself this week. It’s something that I probably should have known, but I guess I never really paid attention to it. My brain is always on. Always dreaming, thinking, contemplating, creating. It will run at 100% all day long if I don’t consciously try to slow it down.

Last week the alarm went off and my brain went with it. I had a ton to get done so I didn’t really think about what I was thinking about. All day I went from place to place, meeting to meeting, all in an effort to accomplish my to-do list.  (more…)

Dreaming of Something New

It’s a new year. A fresh start.

When I was thinking about what I wanted to accomplish in 2017 I decided that instead of creating a handful of resolutions that I probably wouldn’t stick with, I was going to choose a word for the year instead. I had never done this before so I didn’t really have any rules to follow, I just wanted to find a word that would act as a guide through the adventures of the new year.  (more…)