The End Of Me (EP), Temika Moore’s latest project is the first installment of a collection of songs chronicling one’s journey to find and understand love - God's love. The End of Me rips the mask off the human condition by removing the often perfectionistic and highly opastic veil of living a life committed to Godly principles. One may be led to think The End of Me is a contemporary gospel album. The End of Me is a transparent album for those searching for freedom, not religion. It is a project without lyrical or musical boundaries written for the unchurched. From the midtempo R & B soulfulness of I’m Not Ok to the minimalistic piano ballad and title track “The End Of Me,” this project is an aural chronicle for beat lovers, and lyrical fanatics who simply enjoy music without borders.
“One day I remember having a conversation with my 80+ year-old great aunt and I remember saying to her, "No one told me life would be this hard." I remember her matter-of-fact response hit me at the center of my soul. She simply said, "You never asked." After I receovered from laughing at my great aunts sarcasm, her response led me to reflect on other areas of my life to uncover other things "I never asked." Suddenly, I realized I’d unearthed a long list of questions that begged to be answered. I was always pretty certain I knew what I wanted out of life. However, I realized I never asked God what he wanted for me? What is in my life that shouldn't be? Why do the same situations resurface over and over but with different characters? Why do I make choices that appear to be right at first but eventually prove to be unbeneficial? What am I really here to do? What really matters in the end?
In recording this project I spent a lot of time reflecting, reading, studying, listening, praying, crying, apologizing, repenting, forgiving, asking, thinking, understanding...healing. I now know the answers to some of my questions. But, I’ll spend the rest of my journey discovering answers to the questions that remain. I hope The End Of Me sparks a fire in you that starts the momentum for asking the “tough questions.” I believe we are all yearning to understand our individual maladies. I believe when we come to the end of ourselves that's when life opens the door for a paradigm shift; either a shift toward or away from our God given purpose.