Before she decided to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education, Richard’s daughter, Aja, played with the idea of following in her father’s footsteps and pursue a career as a singer.
Her brother, Tai, had written a few songs with some friends on the beach for fun and one of them caught Richard’s ear. Firefly had such a great feel, and everyone liked it so much, he asked if they would like dad to get involved. Richard’s producer friend and occasional songwriting partner, busbee, became interested as well and the two of them produced a few songs for Aja with the idea of pitching her as a new artist. Long story short, Aja went off to college and didn’t look back. The song remains a favorite for a lot of people and keeps the door open for her to come back to singing whenever she’s ready.