Last Saturday, June 29th, 2017, I released my project. I'd been working on that project for a long time and was very excited and (mostly..mainly..) nervous to release it. I used this album as a journal of some sorts. I spent some parts of my life feeling isolated and music was my bridge into feeling connectivity, a source of expression for those feelings.
I started writing poems when I was younger and I've kept journals all throughout my ages. I did a lot of studying my own experiences and reactions and (mostly..mainly..) questioning a lot of things and how I've seen others handle situations (any). After releasing this project I've gotten a lot of feedback on how the listener was able to almost feel the pain I was expressing in these tracks. In another beautiful instance, someone referenced that it was almost as though I had reached into their own life experiences to write these songs. Hearing responses like these help to remind me how connected we are as emotional beings! Emotions can be a beautiful sticky and horribly fantastic aspect of our journey.
On Saturday after I announced my digital release to THE WORLD (social media), my family surprised me! They told me to meet at Belle Station in Midtown-Houston and they had arranged that during the soccer game halftime, we'd be allowed to play a portion of my album for the whole bar to hear! I was confused at first at then I was shocked and then I was happy that no one in the bar knew it was me and then I was laughing that the other patrons were being subjected to a listening party they never RSVP'd to (hahaha). We wound up at a few bars and asking them to play it wherever we went (scroll down for photos).
I hope you enjoy Away and share it with all your family and friends! You can find Away on all digital platforms :)