First of all, HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone!!! Tis the season of sweets, thankfulness, and STAR WARS, which my family will be seeing on Christmas day. So much has gone on since the last time I blogged. I have been writing A LOT of new songs and have played a few of them out at my shows recently to see the reaction they get. EVRYBDY, I Remember When, and Friendzone have been the latest played out. I also just got my heart broken ☹ with a relationship that ended. Having a creative outlet for all those feelings means more songs being written. I think those songs can be the best ones because there is so much emotion that goes into them. I am excited to write these! Even though boys can really be a pain sometimes, the songs that come from dating them are a plus.
I LOVE so many styles and genres of music, but lately have been listening to quite a bit of rap and RnB. This has inspired me to dabble in these genres as well. I would really like to fuse alt rock, blues, hip hop, and rap together to create a new genre. I adore weird sounds and unique ways of creating music, and I am ready to explore the endless pathways of making the human ear happy. Currently, I am researching studios I would like to record my singles in, so if anyone has suggestions please feel free to let me know! Specifically, I am looking for a studio that can give me the surrounding, electronic, and modern sound I want. Super pumped for these singles because they will be a very different sound for me!
On another note, do you know what I could really use? A clothing endorsement because it takes, on average, an hour and a half for me to pick out an outfit for a show. That includes me changing my mind 7 billion times and leaving a large pile of clothes on my closet floor. Anyone else do this? Anyway, it would make life easier if I could have outfits already there for me PLUS I could represent a certain clothing brand. Maybe I will start doing research to make this happen. Yet, the hard part is I must figure out my style. I love comfortable, sporty clothes… but I also love jeans and dresses. Hmmm….
What I am listening to:
1. Take A Step Back by Ski Mask The Slump God, XXXTENTACION
2. See You Again by Tyler, The Creator
3. Collard Greens by ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar
4. Polly by Nirvana
5. Game Over by Audley
Song number five (Game Over by Audley) is AMAZING. You all should check it out. I got to see Audley perform at the Cincinnati Entertain Awards, and let me just say this dude puts on quite the animated show. He performed with the band Sylmar. This group of amazing musicians and people had an energy I have never seen before. My hope is to do a collaboration with Audley, or someone like him in the future. Audley and Sylmar inspired me and left me in awe at their soulful, funky style with unique grooves. I would really like to see another one of their shows.
FOOD FOOD FOOD
Every year, at Thanksgiving, my family members randomly selects countries and whatever country you get you must make a dish from that country and bring it to the Christmas get-together. Well, this year’s dishes turned out AMAZING! We had food from Morocco, Australia, Greenland, The Philippines, Switzerland, Greece, and Ukraine. I had Ukraine, so I decided to make cabbage rolls. Everyone loved them! This tradition is one of my favorites because it gets the whole family out of their comfort zone and it makes them get creative. I learn so much about other countries’ cuisines and LOVE sampling food I don’t normally get!
My wish for all of you, during this time of year is to hug your loved ones. Tell them what they mean to you. Make new friends, try new food, and sooth your soul with some great music!