It’s been a weird year. In all of the ways.
I’m slowly, slowly, ever so slowly working on new music. Slowly recording and crafting new songs without putting myself on a deadline. Having spent the bulk of 2020 finishing and then launching my album In(her) Peace, I’m not in any hurry whatsoever to officially put out new music.
I have, however, recently released a new rendition of ‘Prayer Song’ as a song to compliment the original, which I released last year around the same time. There’s not much I want to say about it, other than the fact that re-recording the song got me through the first half of 2021, and that I intentionally released it on the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder.
Lately, it certainly feels like a struggle to exist in this world and, selfishly, I made this music for myself to be able to find light in the darkness and hold on. I share it because maybe someone else will find solace in the music. And as I say, healing is the mission.
These days, I’m hard at work on another passion project: a podcast that focuses on the spirituality of an afro-indigenous people called the Garifuna. My people. It’s called Garifuna Sistas Talk Spirituality, and I’m immensely proud of it and the conversations we’re having. I’m learning and un-learning so much and, as I type this ,I’m literally in the midst of a subtle but powerful paradigm shift. To put simply, I’m getting close to the source of where my music comes from.
All in all…I’m hanging in there.