Releasing "Away"

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 :)

 

xox

Talking With Friends

I've recently had the awesome opportunity to sit down with my friends at MoodSetter Radio and they were kind enough to let me tell a bit of my story. 

MoodSetter Radio is not just a podcast to learn more about your favorite local artist it's a carefully cultivated playlist of songs, by the hosts, that will help you better understand the interviewee. 

Heres a link to my interview with them: https://soundcloud.com/moodsetterradio/down-by-the-alii-ep-017

 

xox

Welcome!

Hello there! 
Welcome to the updated version of my website ♥

I've spent hours over the last month trying to improve upon the layout and what access to information you have at your disposal! Super interesting stuff, I know *dripping with sarcasm*.

I'm very happy to finally be sharing this with you & hopefully by adding this new "blogging" feature it will help in a few different areas (known and unknown). 

xox