New song Broken, Perfect has just been released and I’d love to tell you more about it!
I thought this article was really interesting and presents technology that can really help people find a voice to express themselves even when they can’t using their original body.http://m.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/12/donate-your-voice-to-charity/383878/
It’s time once again: my goal for the next month is to finish writing three more songs. I’ve spent quite a bit of time over the past couple of months on production and finding people to play with for a longer show, but song ideas have been collecting dust as a result. Before I start worrying about running out of new ideas (I wonder if this is something all creative people deal with??), I need to finish the ones I do have right now.
Had a great session today jamming with some friends for a side project. It’s amazing how four hours can fly by without you even feeling it. We got some amazing ideas out, and had so much fun. All in all, a fantastic start to the weekend!
One of the highlights of every week are my voice lessons. I really grow and learn as a person every time and it really centers me. I thank my teacher almost every other week for how great they are.
Today’s lesson focused on ironing out the form of my new song, Poison, and finalizing Impossible to get ready for my next gig. Here’s a clip on Soundcloud of just voice and piano for Poison: https://soundcloud.com/samayaformusic/poison-piano-and-voice
I started tearing up and breaking down emotionally with the changes my teacher suggested for Impossible. It’s always a good sign when changes make you get into the core of a song and sometimes you just know when things fit. We were trying it out a couple of different renditions and making the song sound more vulnerable really brought out the emotions in it.
One of my favorite jazz standards, and one of the most beautiful songs of all time: https://soundcloud.com/samayaformusic/afro-blue-by-mongo-santamaria.
“Demons” Imagine Dragons cover with my vocals and Robert Robinson on piano
One of my favourite tunes, stripped down to basics