Re: I've actually been trying to take a similar approach lately
Yeah being able to emote well is definitely something I appreciate as well and not every singer can do it, or do it well. I also put off Elliott Smith for a long time when I should have loved him and been influenced by him a long time ago. If not the late 90s at least the early 00's. I also thought he was another generic indie rock/indie folk singer like so many others out there but in like 2012 or so I realized listening to his stuff that he is very unique and his songs are emotional and very high quality. His first 2 albums def clicked with me right away.
A youtube channel would be great man. Definitely a good idea to get your music out there. I am sure I will definitely be inspired by that because you are definitely very talented and a really good songwriter. You have a very good voice too! Despite the wildfires or other things that might not make your voice the most optimal, def keep recording and keep singing whenever you can!