I didn’t realize how long it’s been since I last updated. Yea it’s been a LOOOOOOOONG time, BUT in those 2 years I’ve been very busy writing new material and recording it. I have been working on a new 4 or 5 song EP titled “Last One Standing”. If I could sum this demo up in one word, I would say it would be “Rejection” : We’ve all been through it! I kinda wrote all these songs with the same themes, without even really meaning to. It wasn’t until I had all the songs lined up for recording when I actually realized they all had the same underlying theme. I think it really focused on those around me who were going through relationships that were rejecting eachother, but also the rejection that I had within myself (me towards myself, friends towards me, or the record companies toward me). We all have our low points where we want to sulk, and feel sorry for ourselves, and that was my songwriting process. But then comes the recording process, when I get to play/sing/document my art and be creative. That is when I get to let all of those bottled up emotions out and create something beautiful. It isn’t until I release it, I let all of those emotions go , and hopefully they’ll reach someone who’s going through the same thing to let them know they’re not alone.
I think this demo will really show how I’ve grown as an artist. My writing is maturing, my voice is maturing, I’m being more creative with the production. With the last demo (Break of Day) I felt like I was locked in a closet for the whole process , and I was only let out to do vocals, and then I was locked back in that closet for the rest of the process…even though I wrote most of those songs by myself (11/4 out of 5 were cowritten), that is how I felt. The sound was very much molded by the people producing it, and not that it sounded BAD , it just wasn’t neccassarily 100% ME. Most of my acoustic tracks were either erased or buried very low in the mix as well…but it was a learning experience and for that I am grateful.
With my new demo, all the big decisions were pretty much made by me, from the writing (every track on this cd is solely wrote by me), to the song editing, to pre-production, to which producer and studio I wanted to work with, to the mixing, to the order of the songs on the CD, to the album art….Now just because most of all of these decisions were finalized by ME, this does not mean I wasn’t open to opinions, or ideas. I could not have done any of this without the help of my amazingly supportive family, my boyfriend/keyboardist Steve, the guys from Hey Tiger (Wayne, Josh, Jim) and Pigeon Club Studios in Hoboken, and Marc Ribler. It was a very artistically satisfying experience, and I can’t WAIT to share all of my hard work for the past year with you listeners! I can say that this demo is 100% ME….
There is still a tiny bit left that has to be tracked , and then it is on to Mastering… and then Packaging…it won’t be much longer. Sit tight, it will be well worth the wait ! I PROMISE!!
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