So here I am, in the studio…finally it’s happening! I am so fortunate to have worked with such wonderful and exceptionally talented musicians on my first CD. As a songwriter, it’s pretty cool to see the ideas in your head on paper. The words that come about ~ saying what’s in your heart, what you’ve experienced in life, or maybe just verbalizing a situation of some kind, is the seed that’s planted. The music is what makes that song grow with the turns it takes, the accentuations and repeats. You sit back a bit and watch your own creativity come alive.
But then – there’s that moment when you realize you’re having your baby: your music baby that is. Okay, sorry………..so I’m a mom! LOL I can’t help but describe it all this way because I know first-hand, like all other moms, that having a baby is the cooliest thing a woman can ever experience in her life. Music is just that, and the neat thing is you don’t have to be a female to experience the awesomeness of giving birth to your music baby. Hey, all you songwriters out there, I know you know exactly what I’m talking about!
So I’m in the studio, and the song I might have had for 10 years or maybe the one I just wrote starts breathing. One track at a time, adding harmonies, instruments, ideas, voice, percussion, guitars, you name it – the song has life. Finally what was mine alone I can now share with all who wish to enjoy what I have created, to hear ‘my baby’.
I’m so grateful to everyone who played on the CD and genuinely offered their ideas to help get across the individual message of each song, and to make this album a success. To Jordan and Brad, I’ll be searching for an expression other than ‘thank you’, because both of you just jumped right in for me, no matter what it took, and walked along side me every single step of the way. I’ll never forget you and your selflessness to help me make this happen.