2018 is rolling! There's so much going on! I hope you are all doing well!
I'm still promoting my EP on social media and getting more lyric videos made and posted up everywhere. You can see my This Day lyric video here on my website! I wish I could play more gigs with a full band, but it's so costly that I'm not quite able to do that, but hopefully, I'll be able to figure out how to make that happen again real soon. Playing live is vital,not just for the exposure, but for my getting better as a performer. Obviously, I also want to get much better at piano, so I can perform solo, or even with some back up singers. But for now, I'm just trying to get creative and get my music out there, meet new people, and learn more about the music business hustle, while I keep working hard every day to become a better pianist, singer and songwriter.
Speaking of songwriting, something really exciting is happening now. But first, I will say, when I started playing and writing jazz songs a few years ago, I just thought that that's what I was going to do, that I was just going to be a jazz music artist. I didn't really think about writing songs in any other way or style. But in a very natural and organic way, my creativity is growing in a way that shows the influence and my love for other popular music that I grew up with. I love so many different styles of pop music from the past, and it's really just emerging in the newer songs that I'm writing. I'm still writing jazz songs, but I'm also mixing jazz with pop and groove, and I'm even starting to write songs with strong pop melodies, with cool R n B or funk grooves. And I think these songs are the best songs I've ever written. I'm already excited about the idea of recording and releasing these songs. And even just as exciting is that there's a good possibility that I'll be doing that with a big producer that has worked with many big names at Capitol Records and Motown Records. I really feel that it's going to happen, and that we're going to record some truly great music, that will appeal to a wider audience of music fans. I now just have to remind myself every day to just be patient, focused, and to keep working hard at practicing every day and becoming a better artist.
I'm just about finished paying off the production costs of my EP Hot and Dry, so I'll be able to catch my breath, and even take a little trip up to Vancouver, BC, which I'm really excited about. Can't wait to get up to Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Horseshoe Bay, and Snug Cove on Bowen Island. Nature to rejuvenate me, and feed my soul!
After that, I turn my full focus and energy to working with my producer on my next release!
Love & Peace to you all!!