Cycles Reboot

Today’s been a great day. I made it through a tough workout class in the morning that I was not looking forward to (I usually feel really good after the class is over and I can cross it off my list of things to do). I felt energized instead of enervated at the end of it, despite being physically tired. Then I met with my voice teacher to continue working on Cycles, one of the songs he and I co-wrote that we’re looking to finish and release early next year. I was dancing to the beat most of the time in the studio; I liked it so much. The song sounds very cool and interesting right now, like a call to action.

Love, Strength, and Hope

I have an amazing life with close friends and family I can really count on and love freely. I feel strong in what I can achieve with hard work, and I have hope that my diligence and love will pay off in all areas of my life. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and truly felt lucky and the rest of the weekend’s been great as well. But right at this very instant, I’m missing someone. I can’t believe how fast time flies sometimes, and how much we all change. Despite this, I have no regrets at this time and I’m grateful for that.

Here’s the song to suit my mood right now: https://soundcloud.com/aleksandarzaric/hunger-of-the-pine

Song of the Day

Despite some difficult events earlier this week, I’ve had a good week and today’s been a happy and peaceful day with warm sunshine spilling into my place. I’m sipping on peppermint tea, perfect for the weather and the season. This song added another calm layer to how good I’m already feeling. 🙂

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Hope your weekend is lovely.

Cheers,

S.

Red Bull? Really??

I hate the drink with a passion, but I can definitely get behind Red Bull’s support for independent musicians: http://www.thefader.com/2014/11/20/social-anxiety-red-bull-independent-music. I came across this article while I was getting my music fix off The Fader. I kept expecting a catch until the end of the article, but it looks like the company is actually trying to help artists. They do get brand awareness out of it, but I would be truly grateful if someone helps me manage shows and handles the business side of things. I could then spend a lot more time doing what I really love to do: be an artist, and work extremely hard at producing the best music that I can. I would be more than happy with that. 🙂

Evolution

I think of all the music I’m working on right now for my new album and I really feel like it’s me. It’s very strange to remember how my first album felt so fitting and perfect when I finished it a year and a half ago. My style has changed completely, and though all the songs I’ve ever written are a strong representation of me, it’s funny how the old album seems so alien now. The concepts are still the same, but I’ve evolved as a songwriter. When I first wrote Porcelain Doll and actually finished it as my first completed single (ever) nearly three years ago, I thought it was the best song I would ever write in my entire life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e_r10Nli-o. I was truly concerned I would never be able to write something more meaningful and emotionally involved. Then I finished an entire album. While I still think Porcelain Doll is one of my favourite songs on the album, I wrote Curtain which I thought was at least as good, and in some ways, maybe even better.

The new series of songs I’m working on, however, have genuinely surprised me. I never thought I would be shift in the direction I have, but I’ve really been able to test and push myself because of it. It’s opened up a lot of creative space in my mind as well, and I’m deeply grateful for it.

Wishing everyone an amazing Friday. 🙂

S.