Not 1, not 2, but 3 THREE new songs just released!!!
They say “necessity is the mother of invention” and I think that’s true. You see, I was only planning on releasing one at a time, but I was wrestling with which song I should share with you next and it was seriously stressing me out! I had worked myself up into a tizzy thinking the next song had to be EVERYTHING. It had to be the “hook” that gets you to come back for more. It had to ‘different enough’ so you don’t think I’m a one trick pony. And it had to be ‘enough of the same’ so you don’t think I’m schizophrenic in my musical styles. But I don’t have one song that will encompass all that. And that thought was creatively paralyzing me.
I needed to stop freaking out about it. Then the thought occurred to me, why not release 3 and just give a little sampler of what these songs will feel/sound like? So that’s what I decided to do! And I stopped stressing. But, I did have a couple of observations about this process and I feel compelled to share them:
A couple of observations…
1. I realized these songs are not a “flash in the pan” or the “latest & greatest” kind of pop tunes. They are singer-songwriter-ey songs. They are slow and deep and meaningful. And if you like that, you’re gonna like them. If you don’t like that, you probably won’t like them. (Thank-you, Captain Obvious. J But I need to say it out loud so I can stop trying to be something I’m not.). It’s ok if you don’t like them, you’re not my ‘someone’. I am looking for someone, or a group of someone’s, who resonates with my music. When I find them, and when they find me, it is glorious.
2. I started second guessing the “story behind the song” portion, thinking they were way too long. And maybe they are? But I really wanted to share all those details with you. We might not ever get a chance to sit down over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, so you might not ever get to hear these details. Again, if you don’t want to read it, you don’t have to! But, if you want to get to know me a little better, reading the stories behind the songs will give you some good insight into who I am.
3. My art has always been the place where I express my deepest self, the self I don’t let most people see. But these songs and these stories take it to a whole new level. I am (in the words of Brene Brown) already experiencing a “Vulnerability Hangover” and I haven’t even hit “Publish” on my website yet! Of course, by the time you read this, I will have hit that button. And do you want to know why? Because I am not going to let fear stop me from doing what I love to do. And it reminds me that there is a critical battle in all of our lives for us to actually “show up” and be who we are. So I hope and pray that these songs & these stories unlock you in ways that inspire YOU to be brave and daily show up as your truest self.
I really do hope you like the tunes & the stories.
Much much much love,