Grand Theft Lover Background Story
I grew up playing video games and searching the gaming magazines for the latest cheat codes. I wanted this song to bring up a lot of nostagia for us 80’s babies and fans as well as those gamers who knew the “cheat codes” like “up, up, down, down, left, right, left, left”. I wrote this song originally as one of my assignments in an online songwriting class I was taking from recording artist H.E.R. I then enlisted the help of artist Mondaii who added a rap verse and also helped me engineer our recording session in Logic Pro. These details are important because I am also a founder of a tech nonprofit that gives marginalized communities access to tech trainings and jobs. I show through example the power of learning tech skills and how tech can be the catalyst to help you make your creative aspirations a reality.