I fell in love with music in 1979, thanks to Patrick Hernandez’s Born to Be Alive. Born to a Spanish father and and Italian mother, the French singer was 30-years old when he released his disco hit. It first topped the charts for four months in France before peaking again in America and elsewhere. I reduced the tempo of the song to 124bpm to add variety. As a kid, I loved the song so much that I taught myself to sing the lower notes of Born to Be Alive by inhaling air. As you can guess, I got to cough a bit. And the resulting sung phrase is a mix of creepiness and Chewbacca sounds. The cover art comes from a 2019 New Brunswick trip where I spotted a mint resting on a picnic table, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. An ant climbed on top of the candy piece, you may say because she was born to be alive. I snapped a shot, and retraced the image in Adobe Illustrator. My 2019 cover is available on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play Music, and Tidal.