Into the Mystic is one of my favorite Van Morrison songs. We played several of his tunes at parties later in university life, but Mystic was unique. It has a mysterious poetic lyric that again sets a scene in a lonesome fishermens' harbour while telling a very personal, life AND love-affirming spiritual tale with the fisherman's references. The music soars in tandem with the wonderful lyric and takes the listener along on a very uplifting journey. I wanted so much to pay homage to it in just the right way. My vocal coach Micah Barnes was very helpful in the treatment of this song, helping me with a mind mapping strategy that allows me to feel and see exactly what each lyric means to me. I kept this "map" in mind while in the vocal booth and every time I've performed it since.