OKAY, OKAY, OKAY, OKAY, SOOOOOOOOOOO....
Has anyone seen my new Instagram post? Which post you ask? This post ^^
So, like I said, I'm releasing new music. But I've been getting a couple questions about why and how I'm doing it so I thought I'd go into a bit more depth about what's going on.
When I released The Blue Book Project, it was supposed to be more of a "last hurrah" rather than a stepping stone to where I am now. I truly intended it to be the last thing I did in music before I took up a career sitting in a lab looking at neurons. But, as we all know, that didn't happen. I continued with music because it makes me happy; happy in a way that academics can't. I write, play and sing because I'm over the moon about it.
Finishing The Blue Book Project was one of the most amazing things that happened to me, but it also took everything I have. I wrote and produced the whole thing as well as played a ton of the instrumental and - frankly - invested a lot of money in it. I originally had thought about releasing a new EP over the summer but I wasn't interested on taking on this project solo. I've learned that I'm not a great producer and I needed someone who saw my passion and my ideas and executed them. But after searching and reaching out I couldn't find a producer that I was in love with...well I couldn't find a producer that I'm in love with that I would be able to afford.
I'm still in school. I'm still studying and writing exams and pulling all-nighters trying merely to pass. I'm still eating plain pasta for dinner at least once a week because I didn't have time to go grocery shopping. I barely fit in time to sleep and shower, let alone spend hours in a studio. Don't get me wrong, I'd rather spend time in a studio, but my education is still something I really value and need to see it through. And like most students, I'm not financially in the place I need to be to make such a large investment like producing a new album.
On the other hand, I'm writing so much new music. Music that is more mature, more powerful and music that I'm so excited to share. Social media-wise, I'm in a place where my posts are reaching people outside of my immediate circle and I'm truly getting to share my content. I've been posting bits and pieces of music on my stories and it is being so well received. I want to share this music I've been writing but I don't have the means to do it...
So I've decided to move forward anyway and post new music on social media. I understand that this is a change of pace from The Blue Book Project, but it gives me the space to post songs that I'm proud of while still giving me piece of mind. It's through all the amazing support I've been getting that this is even an option, and I appreciate all of the love that has been sent my way. There are two videos that will be coming out in the next couple weeks and I'm restless waiting to share them. I hope you love them as much as I do. Until then, remember to subscribe, follow and like all my media pages to know and keep up with what's going on. (P.S. if you have a Gmail account, you can subscribe to channels on YouTube)
From me, with love, to you,
What's going on?
Here's a place where I'll try to keep you updated on what's going on in my life and with my music to keep you connected.