Hey everyone! I can't believe that the past few months have gone by so fast. Literally Halloween is next week and Pumpkins are just everywhere as well as many many Uggs! (If you don't get it, you don't get it.)
Since I last updated I've:
- Visited LA: I had a week long trip in Los Angeles where I got to connect with some musician friends, discuss future projects, as well as enjoy some downtime with family. I actually got to watch my brother's duo DJing group ARMNHMR perform for the first time. You can listen to their music by clicking here.
- Visited New York: Reunited with my old study abroad Parisian friends and also linked up with musician Jae. He just released his album so be sure to check it out. Hopefully we can work on something sooner than later!
Getting to go back to the more "popular" cities like LA and New York had me realize how much I've grown accustom to the city of Atlanta. The hustle and bustle of those two cities I've experienced, loved, but wasn't meant to settle in. Atlanta itself is a city that's thriving - there's constantly change happening and the music scene here is something I haven't tapped into yet. At first it was out of doubt - I didn't know if people would care to listen to me and I was still at the point of giving up on everything 2.5 years ago. Then as I decided to keep music in my life, I started to fear and feel that pressure of performing here. I'm finally biting the bullet with a low key show. For the first time in Atlanta next week, I'll be performing at Urban Grind Coffee House. Hope to see some lovely faces there.
In other music news, I've been recording a lot and haven't released them yet. I collaborated with producer Roark Bailey on a track - you may recognize him from my Tori Kelly - Paper Hearts cover playing the guitar:
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I also just shot a cover with Josh Fu again which will be released this weekend! He's seriously one of the most chillest guys to work with and I love the way our voices work together. In the mean time, check out our "Drag Me Down" cover here:
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You also should all be looking forward to my hubby Joules's project coming out. I feature in one of the songs and we shot the music video for it a couple weeks ago.
It's so funny how it works with going music full time. When you start you're terrified and then you get into the groove and can't imagine doing something else. At moments you feel uninspired but those quick surges of energy just flow through you and all you want to do is create and share with the world.
I finished listening to Sara Bareilles' audiobook for her new book "My Life (So Far) in Song" and it was so awesome being able to hear the back stories and also her journey to where she got to where she is today. She's definitely someone who not only moves me in regards to music, but influences me as well.
Hope I continue to be fearless.
coming soon :)