Since my last post, I took a some months to get clear about my intention for my music. I’ve been songwriting for five years, performing solo for two years, and lately I’ve been feeling this need to do more—to take it to another level, but I wasn’t sure what that meant or what that would look like. Because my relationship to singing and songwriting is Spirit based, I knew that I needed to get clear within myself about what my next steps would be.
All of this is in the context of broader upheaval in my life. In the space of exactly a year, I dropped out of my chosen ‘career path’ and into a new one, I moved twice—first to Jamaica and then to Spain— and in the midst of all that, I decided to figure out how to produce my own music. There’s a LOT to unpack in that entire sentence, but suffice to say that there have been several breakdowns and breakthroughs in these past 12 months.
Taking time to sit with myself in order to sift out exactly what I want for my music in order to get to another level has been an educational process. I don’t want to be in the ‘industry’ but I do want to reach people. I don’t want to promote myself, but I still want to reach people. I don’t want to sound like everybody else, and yet I fear I will be dismissed if I don’t. I don’t want to sell my ‘soul’, but I do want to use my creative soul to connect with others. A conundrum, isn’t it?
I have found answers within myself, the product of which I’ll be sharing over time as I step into a new phase.
In the coming weeks, hopefully by the end of 2019, I’ll be releasing my very first official single to be streamed on all platforms. I’m also knee-deep in working on an EP (some would call it a mini album) to be released sometime next year, so definitely stay tuned for that.
As always, I’ll share the stories and the life behind the songs and the process.
As always, my intention is to facilitate healing and introspection.
I’m preparing my offering to the world. And if I’m honest, it is terrifying and liberating at the same time.