"Phoenix" was truly a gift when it came to me. This song gave voice to everything I'd been through in the darkest period in my life. I'd gone through a difficult, transformational series of experiences and come out the other side stronger, but profoundly changed. I hadn't written in a very long time and was a little afraid of what I'd have to wade through once the levy broke and creativity flowed again. Instead, this song came through and laid out everything I needed to say in a single song.