“Southern Time” was the first song T wrote as he was turning 21 in 1997.
T knew of his HIV-positive status for a few months now and was ready to start coming to terms with his diagnosis and what it meant for the rest of his life.
He still wanted to do music, but not of the classical kind anymore. Inspired by documentaries on John Lennon and Bob Marley, T decided to give a go at his version of the genre – a musical masterpiece, like Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ – that could inspire individuals and the world to be better. Doing so gave T a new purpose in life. ‘Southern Time’ was what resulted.