Two-Face

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The epic battle of Batman Vs Superman hits theaters today, which raises the impossible question, who’s side are you on?

Here’s a great article from Bustle featuring the movie soundtrack.

Keeping up with the superhero theme, my new single “Harvey Dent”, dropped this week. Inspired by the DC Comic villain Two-Face, “Harvey Dent” is a dark, moody tale of deception. We all know ‘that’ guy – the one that is sweet on the surface but can he be trusted? The chorus really says it all: He’ll never make a groom / And he’s never a gent / All the days together / Won’t be time well spent // At best he’s a ruse / With full intent / To use and confuse / He’s Harvey Dent!

Check out the full lyrics and song below. Enjoy!

Harvey Dent
He waits for the right moment
Strikes at the opportune time
On the surface it all seems perfect
Underneath, it’s all a lie

A smile is the best you’re given
But it never reaches his eyes
He’s good, he’ll be sure to tell you
But it’s just a thin disguise

Chorus
He’ll never make a groom
And he’s never a gent
All the days together
Won’t be time well spent

At best he’s a ruse
With full intent
To use and confuse
His mind’s all bent

Verse 2
His words will make you feel safer
But his motives are always unkind
Maybe he wants to be better
(but) Compassion’s in short supply.

In his world this is how it’s done now
He won’t fight by your side
His soul is truly broken
His heart, completely blind.

If you want to stay a part of his story
Your future doesn’t look bright
You’re just a mere accessory
To delusions in his mind.

He is the only hero
In the chapters of his life
His vision is rosy and clouded
No hope he’ll see the light.

Verse 3
You’ve come to the final stages
Here’s a word of advice
Walk right out of these pages
Turn away, and don’t think twice.

The view up ahead is gorgeous
You’ve got your own verses to write
Not much left in him to care for
If love’s your chosen prize.

Chorus
He’ll never make a groom
And he’s never a gent
All the days together
Won’t be time well spent

At best he’s a ruse
With full intent
To use and confuse
He’s Harvey Dent!

Singing In The New Year

New year, new music. 2015 was an amazing year for my personal music career. I released four new tracks and pushed myself to sing at more gigs in the city. Can’t wait to see what 2016 brings for my work and passion.

Music feeds my soul, which is why I love finding new hidden gems by truly talented artists. Here’s a countdown of the top 10 songs of 2015 that shaped me as an artist. Which was your most memorable track 2015?

Impossible: New Song Release!

After months of holding out for the right moment, I decided to release Impossible on Soundcloud and Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/samaya2/song/23787717-impossible-produced-by-max-savage

It feels cathartic to finally let this one go. 🙂 I hope you’re all doing wonderfully well on this epic and beautiful day, and have an amazing weekend! 🙂

S

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.

Deep Open Space and Beyond

Max sent across a completely revised version of Impossible a few weeks ago, and it sounds amazing. The song has so much depth now, I can’t even begin to describe how much I love it. Every time I listen to it to practice it, I remember exactly why I wrote it and how I felt when I did. I can’t wait to finish it up and set it free on the web. 🙂

I’ve been working on the rest of my new album with my voice teacher producing the tracks. Robert’s really great to work with, and has an incredible scope of musical knowledge. Some of my best moments are in the studio working with producers like him and Max. I am truly lucky.

I’d set a goal of finishing three new songs in my last post, and I’m done with one of the three. I know what the other two will be, which I guess is a step in the right direction. Wish me luck on finishing the rest soon!

Can’t wait to write the next update, super excited and hope I get to share some new music.

Tchau,

S

Fantasy Realms

An hour just flew by as I doodled out a cover of Little Dragon’s Twice. I have no intention of ever performing it, but I absolutely love the simplicity and beauty of the song. My original plan was to work on tweaking the chords on my latest song, but I couldn’t resist. I’ve created an amazing, fantasy space of my own in my room over the past couple of hours, where I’ve been listening to Max’s latest version of the single we’re working on, practicing Twice, and working on the production of one of the songs I finished writing last week. For the first time in weeks, I’ve finally found a pocket of peace and calm. I’m really grateful for it…it’s been a crazy few months.

Getting Closer To The Finish Line

And yes! I’ve finished all three songs for the next gig. I now have 6 songs done for a new EP, 8 songs in total that are performance ready. I’m only planning to use 2 songs from my first album if there’s a longer gig in the fall, sadly. I’ll need a total of 10 songs for about 45-50 minutes of performance time…there’s an old song that I’ve finished writing the lyrics for, but I still need to work on the chords for song number 9. What’s my final song going to be about?? Super excited to explore this idea, but I have no pending concepts to flesh out. It’ll have to be something brand new. Lots of numbers in this post. 🙂