Sunday, July 27, 2008

Finishing my album

I wanted to start this blog because I wanted others to see what goes into making an album. I've been singing ever since I can remember and writing poetry since I was a little girl. The two came together for me about four months ago and i've been writing songs non stop. I listened to Ray Charles and Ella Fritzgerald as a little girl. I loved how raw and honest their music was. Its amazing to have lyrics and tunes come to me while I'm biking or in the shower or driving. And then to hear them finally recorded and for it to come to life is amazing.

I'm so excited to have others listen to my music and for them to really identify with it. Song writing is really story telling in a lot of ways. I do it because I love to share stories, feelings and experiences and have others identify with them or see a completely different side to the story that they never even thought of. Its about opening up peoples eyes.

The other day I was driving and was thinking of all the blessings I have in my life and thanking God for giving me the gift of song writing. I almost started to cry in fact. It literally is a way that I can express emotions and feelings that is so healing. Its funny because I love to listen to my music and remind myself of certain experiences of lessons that I've learned.

I'm finishing up sixteen songs and am doing the final recordings in a nice studio in San Francisco this weekend! I'm so excited. Its been a long road for me. My gut is telling me that everything will work out I just need to keep pressing forward and having faith. Isn't that so like life? Sometimes we never know if we will get that job we want etc etc but if we just do our best and keep going I really think that things turn out for the best.

The whole theme for this album is about being grounded in life and my journey in finding that balance. haha. Theres no fluff here...just real experiences and stories. I'm so excited to share my world with you! In fact I'll be posting a couple of singles up in the next couple of weeks after my album is mixed and mastered! Hopefully if all goes well my whole album will be complete by the end of August and I will release it on myspace, cdbaby, i-tunes and on and on.

Have a great night guys i'm going to go read a book and go to beddy bye.