To my friends and fans:
I write to you now not just as Adrienne Cowan of Seven Spires and dishevelled composing and metal screaming, but also as Adrienne of too much coffee and Xenoblade and Zelda and nerdy space things.
I owe you so much, and cannot thank you enough for the kind words and support you have shown me over the course of the last twelve months. The grey had a frighteningly strong hold on me at multiple times this year, and though I felt stagnant, what got me out of bed in the morning was continuing to sing short video clips or take quick snapshots of my soul for you. Your positive feedback and love has made a world of difference to me, and has and continues to be a beacon through the rough and foggy tides.
Spires has grown and progressed beautifully thanks to your continued support, and with shows, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram I've been fortunate to meet and eventually count many of you as friends. And, September marked something of a rebirth in my head; somewhere at ProgPower USA, everything clicked back into place and I feel now as though I can take on anything.
And so, to all of you and especially those in the Seventh Brigade, my family in Spires, my family in blood, my friends old and new, and everyone involved at PPUSA '15: you not only saved my ass in a long-term way, but also kicked me back into a long-lost headspace of "I am" instead of "I could". Thank you for re-installing my raison d'être, for the entire album I wrote upon my return from Atlanta, for the power of becoming a morning person, and for inspiring me to be the best version of myself I can be. Thank you for showing me how to grow, and how to nurture and love myself again. Thank you for your enthusiasm and love. Thank you for the incredible opportunities you've presented. I promise I won't disappoint you.
Every year gets even better than the last one, and 2016 is looking huge. As always, I wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavours, and hope to see you soon out on the road!!
Hugs, hugs, hugs xxx