I Am Here to Break Your Heart
The little things in life can be frustrating. Whether it's people's daily attitudes or simply things like the cell phone or computer not working the way we want it to, all adds up to our own stress and our outlook on life. Music artists try to change our view of life through their songs by refocusing us on the things in life that truly mean something. Sometimes it seems that no matter how hard some artists try, they just can't seem to get to us out of our rut. However, Doug Hill, the artist behind Nothing Error, only needs 26 minutes to change your perspective. Venturing out in his new project entitled 'I Am Here To Break Your Heart' Doug dramatically refocuses you to what is truly important in life and what's not with his self written, recorded and produced debut release. In featured songs such as 'Preen' he brings you into his personal reality. It's the true story of his friend, Mark, who seemed to have the best attitude and approach to life only to fall victim to a brain tumor that he thought he would beat. This song is a remembrance to those who come into our lives to help us and teach us something about life and ourselves. It's a 3 minute opportunity for you to reflect upon those people in your life you gave you something of value but are no longer here. The other bookend song on the album, The Day They Gave It All Back To You, is a recount of Doug's Father-In-Law's battle with cancer, the treatments, doctors, their dim outlook and the radically opposite conclusion where he surprisingly wins the battle no one expects. This is a song of courage to help you keep your faith and outlook on life when others tell you to conform to 'their view.' Doug's view of the world is not all dark and brooding. On the contrary, a number of the songs present his ironic and sarcastic insights into people and the images they present. For example, in 'L.A. Girlfriend' Hill focuses on the false images that some people present in order to make themselves look cooler than they really are. The song takes you through the different sides of the reality where this character lives. You are privy to not only the braggart side of the subject but also to the perspective of his girlfriend (who thinks he's a loser) and to his true demeanor around her which is much more submissive than he'd like people to believe. Doug Hill's philosophy on life is simple: Stop allowing the minor frustrations to escalate into complete madness and instead focus on what really matters. But before you rush off to do that, remember you can't take everything you come across too seriously. You have to see the humor and the light amongst the serious and dark moments as well.