Thursday, December 30, 2010

EP Preview Video!!!

Hello All! This is for you, as promised! A preview video of 30 second clips of ALL the songs. These are not the finished versions of the songs. We are still putting background vocals, programming, and the mixing & mastering still has to be done.
Enjoy! Please give me some feedback!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Studio Day 5: Finishing Lead Vocals

Oh my goodness!!!!
So, we finally got ALL of the lead vocals down today. What an accomplishment. Seriously! I feel so relieved. But, surprise! I'll be in the studio finishing up background vocals (BGV's). However, I do have something VERY special planned for you all in the next 24 hours! It may include some unmastered 30 second clips of each song...
Ok. You got me.
That's what I'm planning!!!!

So, stay tuned! I hope to have them up tomorrow as an early New Year's Present!!!!
Bad news: The EP may not be ready to release officially until late February. I really don't want to release it in March, but if it has to be...I don't really have a choice. But, I will definitely be distributing free copies digitally on the web as soon as the disc is done. So, hit me up! And I'll be releasing *hopefully* an official single before the release date.

I just wanted to check in! We're so close to being done! I just need my artwork and then I can send the EP to get pressed! I'm so excited!!!
Hope you all are doing well and have a safe New Years! Stay tuned!!!
Love Always,
SirenSinging <3

Day 4: Vocal Land

Hey Kids!
Today went super well. We met our goal of finishing 3 songs and started the programming. We finished the songs "Ironic," "Wish I Could," and "I Know." Tomorrow we start work on the last two! You know, it's crazy. For as much singing as I did, my voice didn't feel too tired after. It was, but I still had a voice. I'm pretty happy about that. It's so crazy, cuz I sing right into this big black circular cover and the mic is behind it. At first, it's kinda nerve-wrecking, but once you get used to it, it's not too bad. I think the thing that's the most hard is having to hear yourself. I'm super analytical and critical, so I always want to change things. Also it's difficult because my forte is opera style singing. While I've been trained nearly all my life in opera, I've had no real formal training in pop style. Pop is a whole different realm for me. I love it though. I love it a lot, bu it's hard to analyze with no real basis except for don't.sing.flat. I'm very thankful for Jordan (producer) and Justin (soundmixer) because they have great ears and give great advice. I'm hoping by the end of this week I'll have some samples up for you.

It was fun today because I had two really good friends sit in and listen. I really enjoyed having them there and their opinions. They are both very dear to me.

So, basically the plan goes like this tomorrow: finish all vocals, finish background vocals, and finish programming. Seems like a near impossible task. I know, but we CAN do it!!! Tomorrow is the last day and I'm very sad. :-( But, what that does mean is now I can start applying for gigs and get a press kit together. The only missing part of the puzzle is getting the artwork done and then I'll be sending the EP to get pressed. In English, "pressed" is when you get copies of the CD, get the booklet together, and the jewel CD case. Basically, all the stuff that makes an album or record feel like a real record. You know? I'll be releasing it digitally, like on iTunes, Amazon, etc. That release date, pretty sure, is going to be on Valentine's Day.

I can't believe it's all coming together finally. Please tell your friends about SirenSinging and like I said, I will be releasing the EP free for the first two months. I will also be pre-releasing some things as well...also for free. So..stay tuned!!!! And overall, the more people who know, the better.

Talk to you all tomorrow!
Love Always,

Monday, December 27, 2010

Check Check Check It Out!!!

Tomorrow we start vocals!!!!
I'm so excited!!!
Yay Day 4 of being in the studio!

I'm really going to try and get some previews of songs up sometime this week. That's the goal. I'm not entirely sure this will happen, but I'll keep you informed.

Will be updating you all soon!
Happy Monday!

Love Always,

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Weekend Update

Several little things to bring up tonight..since I haven't really been updating like a fiend as of recently. My computer is still down!!!! I'm not happy about this. Hopefully I'll be up and running again by next week. If not, I'm in some serious trouble because school starts soon.

Tonight, I talked to my artist, Joshua Dildine, for the album art and booklet and we're starting work on tha hopefully by the beginning of this upcoming week! We're picking out pictures and themes. I'm thinking of kind of a more mystyical feel, mythological feel to the artwork.

Tuesday we're back in the studio laying down vocals and starting programing. We finish everything up on Wednesday and I'll recieve a rough edited copy of the EP sometime probably a week from now. I'm thinking of releasing the EP officially on Valentine's Day. It will be done before that, probably by the end of January and I'll probably be hand distributing free copies prior to its official release date. I'm thinking about releasing it for free when it comes out for at least a month and maybe up to three months. At least that's kind of the plan I'm working on. I'd like it to build some steam before the actual release. I'm not entirely sure of the title yet...but something in regards to Valentine's Day. :-) I'm not sure yet. I just can't help but think of doing something anti, since my EP isn't entirely fond of love. There's nothing wrong with Valentine's Day and I have nothing against it at all. seems like a good date to release. But, any ideas for the title would be appreciated! The themes of songs tend to be about romantic relationships gone a little skewed and one about struggling with God's soverignty.

Funny story: the only love song on the EP that was about loving someone from afar...well the guy it was about got engaged this weekend! I was like...NOOOOO!!!! Sad day.

In other news, I'm looking for gigs and thinking about launching an official .com website pretty soon. I'll let you know what the dealio is there. Hopefully I can have some more updates by the end of the week.

I'm hoping to get some song samples up from the finished product up in time for New Years. I won't be posting entire songs, but I will release one or two songs for free download on January 11th (my birthday!!!).

That's what's going on here! I hope your Christmas's were all jolly and merry! I'm for some reason experiencing some kind of food coma, I think. I didn't even eat that much...but I ate A LOT of salsa. I have a serious obsession with it. It's sick and I lost my appendix to it. No joke. Anyways...I think I need to sleep this puppy off. To the gym tomorrow for me!
Talk to you soon!
Love always,

Merry Christmas!!!

Hello All!!!
Merry Christmas!!!!
Hope you all had a lovely day of celebration!

Love always,

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Recording Day 3


Today was the last day of recording for this week. We laid down all of the guitar parts (electric and acoustic) and all the keyboards. I'm so excited for you to hear everything. It's sounding really good.
I'll keep you updated.

Talk to you all soon!
Love always,

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Hello Friends!
I'm sorry I've been such a flake on the updates! My computer decided to up and die, so I'm bumming off the "community home computer." Anywho, yesterday we started the recording process and let me tell you, it's going fabulous and though tedious at times, is very fun and rewarding.
Yesterday, we laied down all the drum parts, 2 scratch tracks, and 1 song on the piano. It all went really well. I don't remember his name, but a guy named Tyler played the drums for me. He's pretty awesome and an entertaining person, to say the least. We started at like 9AM and went until about 5:30PM. For those who don't know (because I didn't know at first), a scratch track is a really rough take of a song that's recorded so that the drummer can have something to play to. The drums are typically the first part of the recording that is laid down and recorded, because they carry the beat of the songs. However, because my EP is primarily piano based, he only played on 2 songs.

I just got back from today's session about 20 minutes ago. Dear Lord! What a long day. It was very productive and we got almost every song done on the keyboard, but it was very long. I think there was like one song we worked on for up to 3 hours or more? After like the first hour and a half, you're beginning to feel kinda like you're sick of the song. Then once hour 2 rolls're very done. And hour're just on the verge of insanity, which is why we took a lunch break at like 2:30. And even then, I think we were all dreading going back to play that song. The song I'm talking about is called "Breathe For You." I hope you all like it, because if you don't...I may have an anuerism. Um, totally kidding, by the way. Anywho, this is why we decided to wait until tomorrow to work on it again. *Phew.*

Speaking of tomorrow, Tomorrow we'll be finishing up that crazy song and then lay down all of the guitar parts, mandoline (YES MANDOLINE!!!), and start some of the vocals! Then, we take a break and get back in the studio next Tuesday and Wednesday to finish up vocals and programming.

I'm going to try and take some pictures and videos tomorrow and over the nexy couple sessions to share. I hope you are all excited as I am to hear the finished product. I cannot wait for you to hear it!
I promise to update soon.
Love you lots and Stay Tuned!!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Song-Landia: Free

Hello All!
We're going to be in the studio less than 2 weeks from now! Can you believe it! I certainly cannot. It's so surreal. I'm hoping to get some production videos so you can be involved throughout the whole process. :-)
I've been writing songs like crazy since the beginning of this endeavor and this week alone, I came up with about 4 new ideas, 2 of which are complete. I finished one tonight called "Free" that I'm really proud of. It's about standing your ground and finding your voice amidst disagreements and storms of chaos. I'd like to say it's my own version of Kate Nash's "Don't You Want To Share The Guilt," but the subject matter is slightly different. But, she definitely helped to inspire the song. She inspired the music and the passion, while a gentler side of Lily Allen & Christina Aguilera helped me find my footing on some of the lyrical stuff. I thought I'd share some lyrics with you, that'd you might be comforted in your own struggle to find a voice. :-)

Enjoy "Free."

"They'll never see who I want to be
But I find him smiling there, so I won't care.
We don't see eye to eye, it just makes me want to cry.
Through the pain and all the lies, I feel I still was right.
And though you still put up a fight
I've found my own light.
I've managed to hold on.
I've managed to be strong while you thought I was wrong...
They want me to be anything but me.
So they'll take what they take and this leaves me feeling fake,
But I could never hate.
I could never hate.
Well, I think he's so smart.
He's such a work of art
And though we may be different
I can only love his kind & gentle heart.

I've found my voice.
I have have a choice.
It's my life to live.
It's my love to give.
You can take me, but you can't break me.
Cuz I'm free.
I am free."

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Photo Shoot Is Up

Hey guys!
The official photo shoot for the EP is up online! Click the link below to see the pictures! The photographer was so wonderful to work with and I highly recommend her. See my links page for Chloe's info.
Comment & let me know which ones are your favorites....they could end up as the CD booklet.
Recording is only 2 weeks away!!
Love Always,

EP Photo Shoot

Monday, December 6, 2010

Photos, Yo!

Hey dudes!!!
Yesterday I had the photoshoot for the EP with Chloe Segovia & it went super well! :-) So well, in fact, that I have some preview pics for you! I will be posting more soon!!!

This one's my favorite. <3

Monday, November 29, 2010

Pre-Production: Day 3

Hello Friends!!!
So, today I had pre-production DAY 3!!!! It was probably not as "climactic" as the first two, but we got a lot accomplished in a very short amount of time, which is awesome!!!! We have *officially* finished editing all of the songs and we're going to have one more day of pop vocal coaching before I actually get in the studio.
You guys!
I'm less than a month! I cannot wait for you all to hear the songs! I can't wait to share it with you. Jordan, my producer, said he really is excited about the project as well. I feel like it really means a lot coming from someone so experienced, you know? :-) Anywho...other than that, there's not much more to report. I'll try and take some videos once we're in the studio and I promise to keep you informed!
On the songwriting front, I've managed to push out 3 more new songs in the last two weeks that I'm excited about. All of them deal with choices we make while in relationships. Cool stuff.
Anywho, I hope all your Thanksgiving's were seamless and wonderful.
Love you all lots!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sneak Preview!!!!!!

Hey all!!!
As promised, I have a Thanksgiving Day Sneak Preview for you! This is a clip from a song off the EP called "Ironic." The song is about being in a frustrating undefined relationship and how ironic it is that though undefined, there are still expectations and feelings involved and that in the end, there's no way around it.
I've placed the lyrics to the clip below. This recording is from one of the pre-production days where we laid down the drum parts. Please keep in mind this song is still a work in progress, as it is still a little rough and not the best of recording. PLease feel free to share this with friends, co-workers, family and anyone else you think might enjoy it!
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!!!
And I hope you enjoy this clip from the song "Ironic."

Ironic by sirensinging

"Ironic" Lyrics:
"It's all the same and I'm just the fool.
Believed all your little games & lost my cool.
I'm in a rut, but what the hell?
I know he didn't mean it, But why can't I tell?
Why can't you see this is killing me?
This part of me isn't free.
It's so ironic.
I've caught you on it,
I want it.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!
I'll be posting song samples from the EP later tonight!!
Once again, sorry about the annoying background noise!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

We're on Mypsace!!!

Hello all!
This will be brief, I promise.
I opened my myspace today. Please add me!
SirenSinging On Myspace!

Love always,

Pre-Production: Day 2

Hey guys!!!
So, today was the 2nd day of pre-production and it went wonderful. Today my producer, Jordan Feliz, brough the studio band with him which included a guitarist, Sam, & the drummer, Tyler.  All quirky, crazy, and way talented musicians. We managed to get through all of the songs for the EP today and get most of the drum parts down. It was such a blast not only to be finishing up, but to be working with such great people.  The drummer was awesome. I'm so encouraged to know that I'm not the only music geek with a broad knowledge of all the rock/pop/folk artists out there.  We have one more day of pre-production (this Monday) and then we're homefree and recording in December. :)   So, I have a special Thanksgiving treat for you all. I'll explain!
Whenever we do a session, I record the whole thing on my computer so I won't forget anything. So, basically I have a bunch of raw takes on almost all of the songs now and I've been editing them down so you guys can hear some clips of the songs! I don't want to show you too much because I want it to be a surprise when it all comes out.  I probably won't post anything for maybe a couple days....but I will be for sure so you can hear some stuff. If you want a really good, free audio editor that works pretty good & is easy to use, try out WavePad.  This is the program I'm using to edit the audio samples from the pre-pro sessions.

I'm so excited to share it with you and I hope you all enjoy it!
I'm gonna head to bed cuz I'm sleepy. *yawn.*
Have a goodnight!!!
Love always,

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Check It!

Day 2 of Pre-Production with the full band begins in 10mins!!!!!! Can't wait!
Will give an update soon!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Here's the deal.
I'm in the process of trying to look around for venues and am working on scheduling gigs. Although, I must say it is quite difficult to do without the EP, because people are asking for song samples and I have to give them really rough recordings. Lame. I know.
C'mon December recording session!!!!
Get here faster!

Anyways, to keep you all in the loop, there's nothing officially scheduled but there are two things are that "potentially in the works." The first one being a launch party, which would be A LOT of fun. This party would possibly include featured bands like SeeYouSoon & A Current Affair and then I'd do a set...obviously. Like I said, this is all still very tentative. The second gig would be that I'd get to sing at Biola University's Homecoming Eddy this would be AMAZING!! The Eddy's at Biola are seriously legendary in my mind. Not only do you get pretty good crowds (and sales), but previously on the stage include people like Amy Kuney *sigh*, Scott Heinricks, and Cold War Kids. Pretty freaking good. Plus, it's homecoming weekend for Biola so I'd have a larger audience than normal....which would be phenomenal.  I emailed the head honcho and he said he couldn't promise me anything, but would put down as a likely candidate. Honestly, the fact that I'm a "likely candidate" sounds pretty freakin' good to me., it's like my school and I'd get a lot of support from my friends. This would be an ideal gig, so let's all keep our fingers crossed & pray, yeah??? :)

That's what's going down, kids.
T-3 days until next pre-pro day. Love it.
Back to studying for my test.
Goodnight ladies & 'gents.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

This Week's Playlist:

Here's what I'm listening to this week! You should too!!!!

  1. "New Romantic Way" -Laura Marling
  2. "White Blank Page" -Mumford and Sons
  3. "Hope in the Air" -Laura Marling
  4. "We R Who We R" -Ke$ha
  5. "What's My Name" -Rihanna ft. Drake 
  6. "Take My heart" -Soko
  7. "Brand New Key" -Melanie
  8. "Je ne sais pas" -Joyce Jonathan
  9. "Diamond Day" -Vashti Bunyan
  10. "Oh My God" -Lily Allen
  11. "We Will Become Sillhouettes" -Postal Service
  12. "White" -Lights
  13. "Losing It' -NeverShoutNever
  14. "Kill the Light" -Kitten
  15. "Generator First Floor" -Freelance Whales
  16. "Up in the Junction" -Lily Allen
  17. "Luna" -Fanfarlo
  18. "Hannah" -Freelance Whales
  19. "Frozen" -Madonna
  20. "Meteor Shower" -Owl City
  21. "Right Through Me" -Nicki Minaj
  22. "Sleepyhead" -Passion Pit
  23. "Don't Quit, Not Quite." -HeyHiHello
  24. "Leftovers" -Johnny Flynn
  25. "Home" -Edward Share & the Magnetic Zeroes
  26. "The Gardener" -The Tallest Man On Earth
  27. "Everything's Wonderful" -Lily Allen
  28. "Here Is A Heart" -Jenny Owens Young
  29. "Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks  " -Los Campesinos

Little Update

Sometimes I wish that all I could do was sit at a piano and write songs.
Life would be so much more simple.
I'm close to attaining the goal of the song re-write. I wrote 1.5 verses and a chorus. I'm proud. I also have a couple more songs in the works.
I can't wait for pre-production this Saturday!!!!!

That's just a tiny little update! :D

Monday, November 15, 2010

Eggshellz (w/ Player!)

Hey guys!!!!
I FINALLY got the embedded player to work out. I'm using a player provided by I also found a free .mp3 encoder, which is pretty sweet. Thank you to singer/songwriter Amy Kuney for the info. you can hear the song "Eggshells" I have been working on. Once again, this will not be on the EP, but this is a preview of what's to come.
Please let me know if the player is not working. If it isn't, here's a link to where it will definitely play. Feedback on the song would be greatly appreciated! :)
Enjoy "Eggshells"

Egg Shells by sirensinging

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Photography & Such!!!

Ok...Just kidding.
That wasn't all.

I've been debating whether or not to get new pictures for the EP because I'd be using some older pictures that are semi-new....but are a little darker and outdated. So, I've been looking amongst my friends for photographer's and people to do my album artwork. And yes. I found them!
1. Photographer Chloe Segovia:
    She is a long time family friend of mine &....also a friend of mine. I knew this girl when she was little cuz she was BFF my sister. ANYWAYS! I love her work and I think you will too! Hence, she will be the one doing the pictures. I'm wayyyy excited...hence the use of multiple y's in "way." Here's a link to some of her work.
  Chloe Segovia

2. Joshua Dildine
  He is my cousin and a fantastic up and coming artist. He just graduated from Claremont with an MFA and has been hosting tons of art shows up and down the California coastline and in the Central Valley. He will be doing the artwork for the EP, once the photography is done. Here's a link to his website.
   Joshua Dildine

Now I'm done.
Sirensinging <3

Goal of the Week

Musical Goal of the week:
Besides picking out Christmas songs to learn for a gig in 2weeks and getting through ungodly amounts of homework and testing this week.....
Complete a song (a ballad!) I started about 4 months ago.
And once again, my reward will be 2 glorious days of pre-production.
I love my life.

That's all.

Hope you all had a fab weekend and have a great week!!!!!

SirenSinging <3

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pre-Production: Day 1

Hey everyone!!!
Today was the first day of pre-production with the producer of the EP. The producer I'm working with is the lead singer from the band Current Affairs, Jordan Feliz of JAF Productions. Working with him was such a great experience. It's such an exuberant feeling to hear your own music being played and produced well...and having someone other than you believe in it. When we started running through songs, I seriously like...had waves of pure joyfulness. It's like getting a high on something, like...if you're riding a rollercoaster, but better because you created it. Anyways, I think you get the picture. We made really good time today and got through 2 full songs, "Wish I Could" & "When I Saw You" in about 4 hours. I can't tell you how pleased with the product I am. I was a little nervous at first because you never know what a producer is going to do with your songs--what they're going to hack out and what they're going to add. I was really lucky that we only had very little changes and only added things to the songs. 

So for those of you who are curious as to what pre-production actually is, I'll explain.
Basically, in pre-production, we clean up the songs which includes editing/rewriting lyrics & melodies, editing, restructuring, determining instrumentation, brainstorming ideas for the record. So, basically I show Jordan (the producer) my songs and he makes them fancy by adding synth's, instrumentation, etc. and also cleans them up/share ideas. This is one major aspect of pre-production. Another aspect is getting the band together and actually practicing together. However, that will be on like pre-prod day 3 or 4 or something. 
Pre-production is done before the recording process. The recording process is the actual "production stage." The final stage is "post-production," which basically takes all of the recorded material, cleans it up, puts it together, and creates the record. 
FYI: I'll be recording at JSM Studios with sound engineer Justin Rosander. The nice thing about working with Justin & Jordan is that they're affiliates and they're friends...and also they're just great people who genuinely care about the artist, the process, and the music. Furthermore, they're not just in it for the money, like you hear major producers/studios are. I really appreciate this about them both. And...since Fresno, CA is kinda small, we actually all have mutual friends...which makes it nice.

That was my wonderful, exciting, fulfilling day. It was so much think I could actually get paid to do this. It is "work," but it's really fun work and its so personal because songs are a part of you. It's more like perfecting my craft and it's so fulfilling. 
Stay tuned for more & if you're lucky, I'll post some snippet's of today's work. 
SirenSinging <3

Thursday, November 11, 2010


I wrote anotherrrrr song.
And as always....I want to share it with you, but check this out!
I found this great site that hosts mp3's for free and gives you a little player to embed them in on your website. In English: You get to hear a clip from the song below!
The song will be called "Walking on Eggshells" and it's about fixing things in relationships and how fragile things can be.
I just wrote it when I recorded this, so it's rough.
If for some reason the player isn't working (I was having problems with it), here's the link you can actually download the file at:
Walking on EggShells

Introducing the Vlog!!!!

PS: Sorry for the annoying background clicking noise in the video.
*Bleck*I don't know why it's doing that. I'm gonna try to get it fixed.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Don't Test Me.

Guess what dudes!?!?!?
I wrote yet *another* song.
I love this kick I'm on. I have Kate Nash, Lily Allen, Eliza Doolittle, Vanessa Carlton, & Regina Spektor to thank. Seriously. I love them. They're my girls. And yes. I have a snippet of the song for you.  The song's called "Don't Test Me."
I hope to do what the *brilliant* singer/songwriter Charlotte Sometimes does (eventually) and post audio snippets so you can hear and then (eventually) vote on the ones YOU WANT to be recorded.

"What the heck could 
you be thinking?
Keep your mouth shut
 Or I’ll have you sinking.
You make me nauseous 
And quite livid
Called me gorgeous
Don’t try to test me, kid."

Set List!

Hello beautiful people!!!
I'm pretty sure I know which songs are going on the EP now.
Tonight I did a run through of the songs I'd be doing if I did a concert and it gave me a lot of perspective. I'm going to talk to my producer about it mind's nearly made up.
If I evver have a full concert where I play more than just the songs on the EP, I'd definitely do an 8 song set. Here's the setlist if I did it:

  1. I Know
  2. Ironic
  3. That Way
  4. Drives Me Crazy
  5. When I Saw You
  6. Wish I Could (new song snippet I just posted.)
  7. Adore
  8. Mr. Fearless
If I didn a smaller gig, I'd take 2 or 3 of these out and also, depending on the venue and audience, "Adore" may or may not be on the list. To tell you the truth, I'm still figuring out if it should even be on the EP at this point. If it doesn't make it, I'll definitely be replacing it with "Wish I Could."
I'm so excited to finally share my music. I wish I could already start doing gigs and begin the process, you know? :) I promise to keep you updated and in the loop. I really hate when artists don't do that..especially when they're like your favorite and then they randomly just drop off the face of the planet. I'll try to get some song samples up for you so you can actually  hear parts of the songs to know what I'm talking about. I know it's all very vague at this point.
Well, I love you all!
SirenSinging <3

Lily Inspires Me

Hey dudes!!
I wrote  a new song yesterday!
For a tune/beat, think of a major key, ska/reggae beat, a Lily Allen's song.
Musically & lyrically, she kinda inspired me on this one.  This one probably won't end up on the EP, but I thought I share it with you. One of the reasons I love Lily Allen is because she has no fear and no shame in her song writing. Granted, this is probably one of her assets that people in conservative circles may find quite shocking given her choice of subject matter, but I find it somewhat refreshing. Call me crazy. Also....this is why people like her because she is so sharp and quick-witted. As a disclaimer, I'll say that I won't venture to write songs as crass as some of hers are because I don't think it's entirely a right thing to do. Generally speaking though, I do aspire to be open with how I'm feeling when I song write. I feel song writing is one of those emotionally safe places where I can have a voice, you know? I write some mean stuff, but most of that will never see the light of day or will all be edited *if published.*  Finding my voice is important to me and finding a complete writing style is something I look forward to developing. Anywho, Lily inspired me to write these lyrics and I'll admit it felt good to write this. I've been wanting to write a song with more lyrical "edge." I haven't in awhile.
Here's a snip of the lyrics:

"Been under the weather, that's nothing new.
Wish we weren't together, wish we were through.
You think you're so special, wish I could too.
You get me regretful, makes me hate you.

Now I wish that I could say this right to your chubby face
But I know that you would hate this, and put me in my place.
So I'll just keep on lying to keep you on your feet.
And when your words start flying, I'll quickly claim defeat."

Sunday, November 7, 2010

It's Official!!!

Hey guys!!!!
Today I put the downpayment in for the EP, making it official!

I'm recording in December!!!!!!!
I'm so excited! I'll be updating regularly with vlogs and I hope to open a site pretty soon.
Until then, my blogger is the place to be for regular updates and news!

Even more exciting, I'll be starting pre-production with my producer Jordan Feliz this Friday. I originally gave them a list of 10 songs to choose from. I'll be doing  a 5 track EP, but I think I've pretty well narrowed it down to about 6. I wish I could record all of them and I wish I didn't have to still eliminate the 6th song. They're all so close to my heart. But, I can't afford to pay for more than 5 songs at this point. Either way, I'll be putting lyrics and videos up in the near future so you can all have a preview of what's to come.
I know.
It still feels like forever!....but it will come.

Here's the list of  the original 10 songs I submitted.
I've starred the top 6 and five of those six will be on the EP.

  1. That Way*
  2. Ironic*
  3. When I Saw You*
  4. Drives Me Crazy
  5. Mr. Fearless*
  6. I Know*
  7. She'll Be Okay
  8. Adore*
  9. Seeds I Sew
  10. Caught
Hope you all have a good night and check back soon for more updates!
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Hello World!!!

Hello World!!!
I thought I'd start a blog so you all could follow my progress on my upcoming EP, due sometime in January. Currently, I'm just finishing up writing the songs for it. I just had a meeting today with the producer and sound engineer about the project. Once I get the down payment out of the way, I'll be on my way to pre-production and recording!
I'm so excited. I feel like this is totally a dream come true, but I'm so terrified at the same time because I'm not naive to the difficulties that the music industry presents. We all hear how hard it is to break into it and how expensive it is. I was going over costs today...and am still not entirely sure how I'm going to fund the whole thing. I have a lot of support though, so I'm not going to worry too much about it at this point.

The point of this blog and my whole career is that I'd love for this to be a journey you and I can take together.
I hope to share my experiences with you and that we can be on the same page the whole way. I'm very relational and would love to respond to any questions, concerns, suggestions...or just anything you may bring up! I will do my best to return any inquiries as soon as possible.
Thanks for your interest and please continue to stop by, as I will be updating often!