CHAPTER 1: Welcome To New York
Entry #9: "Nothing Compares To You"
I look back to my very first day in New York and just mentally watch how every single day, every change, and every unexpected moment, made me and continues to make me so much better. From Julio showing me around town for the first time to getting drunk at an Irish bar at 2:30 am, Playing Mario Cart with Julio and Anthony, to singing 'Nothing On You' at 3:30 am on New Year's eve with Jesus and Julio, to the first day I met Chris and foreshadowed our bond that is so strong now, to seeing the beautiful NYC skyline curtsey of Alex and his beautiful home, to spending a second with Adrian and Sherry and feeling welcomed in this new big city, to the late-night dinners with the boys and Jenny at random Chinese restaurants, to meeting my band and creating a world for the music that I have inside of me, to come to life... Every little moment adds up. Deadass, they all touch my heart and make me want to do better, do more so that all these moments are honored within everything I do. Tonight they all flashed before my eyes and filled my heart with so much gratitude. As we walked out of the restaurant and parted ways, we look towards the future and what's to come next. Gio turned to me and said, "sing 'Nothing On You'". In a full-circle moment that takes me back to the start, my brothers, and now this time, with our brother, Gio, we walked down the street and sang 'Nothing On You'... one more time before we take the steps to the next portion of our journeys. Because no matter what this story becomes, no matter where we go, no matter what my story and each of our individual's stories become, nothing can compare to these memories, that will now stick with me for life. I love you guys, with all my heart. Nothing compares to this, to you, to us.
Love, Roydom Lucian
Photographer: Chris Lopez
What I'm Wearing Jacket - Good Fellow, Flannel - Dickies, Sweater - H&M, Suit Pants - Express, Shoes - Fila