I’ve been thinking about how my age might affect my re-entry into the music world. I’m not that old, and I don’t feel old. But I’m old enough that it makes me wonder if there are other musicians who had some “success” with their music later in life without building a music career through their 30s and 40s.

I’m more aware of late bloomers in the art world, but popular music seems to be much more youth-focused.

Since I define success as being happy with my creative output, I’m not worried about this. I’m determined to do my own thing regardless of the prospects.