Two years ago, then 38 year-old Waller found himself in what he now recalls as “a really dark place.” Having suffered from undiagnosed depression since his teens, the father of four and frontman for the Waller Band had recently stopped touring due to mental health issues and family obligations.
He was at a crossroads in both his life and his career.
“I was writing a lot of songs at that time, maybe one or two a day. One day, I wrote a song about drifting into traffic,” he explains. “It really scared me. While I now know the difference between suicidal ideation and suicidal thoughts, I knew then it was time to get professional help.”