Monday, January 25, 2016

Delays & Difficulties

So much growing to do

Despite valiant efforts to have the EP out by Valentine's Day, we are pushing the release until...well, until the music is ready. Expect the first single to drop on February 29 (a fitting day for the song that will be released).

Honestly, sometimes I get frustrated with the rate at which I work. I'll go into the studio thinking that I'll be able to quickly pump out a bunch of quality vocal takes and instead, I leave feeling like I can't sing at all and that anyone who has ever told me otherwise was straight up lying to me.

Yes, studio work is different than performing live. Yes, this is my first project done outside of my bedroom. Yes, this is how you learn, but goodness gracious, I never knew learning could be so painful or make me so thoroughly question a part of me that I thought I knew so well.

Yet, even as I write this I can hear a little voice in my head saying, "But it's going to be worth it."

I hope it's worth it...

It'll be worth it. There's no way it's not going to be worth it. Already, I can hear improvements when I play shows. Less strain, more body, different, subtler ways of expressing emotion. I know I'm making progress...but, s**t, I can't wait until this EP is done! Maybe then my confidence will feel more valid.


Monday, January 18, 2016

A Fresh Start

And, we're back! This time for real, I promise, and with more support and more experience on my side. Since the last post, I have teamed up with AndromiDen Recordings, an incredible boutique recording studio in Pasadena, to work on my first EP, Run, set to release...soon. (The first single drops next month!)

In addition to spending a good amount of time in the studio learning how to sound good in a recording, I have also been keeping busy hosting a monthly acoustic night in Hollywood, and learning how to be a business woman (if you want to see more on that, check out Renewable Blooms...). So, yes. Lots of learning. Lots of doing. Lots of growing.

At some point, I'll dive into what happened over the missing months and pull out lessons and morals, but for now, it's just good to be back moving in the right direction.