Bakersfield-raised singer-songwriter Junior Mesa releases his debut EP Peace today on Nice Life Recording Company. Listen/Share here.
On the significance of the project title, Junior states that “Peace is something I dream of. It’s something I wish for.” Junior has also chosen to share a poem by his sister, Selena Francis, which conveys a message similar to the themes expressed throughout the EP:
I can only tell stories about peace / It’s been so long I forgot how to make a home inside the tender beast that is tranquility / I can only paint the image of my mind at ease / As though my thoughts are the sun and they burn and shine under pressure / That my mind gets to rest every evening and set easily on scathing eyes… / Blushing hues of lilac and pearly white / And when the worries escape my DNA as if I am what they made / I get to be cool like the moon caressed by midnight / Wishing on stars, to make my shine strong / Strong enough to lighten the dark / Soft enough to gently kiss the skin / Enough to leave a glow / And no longer burn the cold.