It’s so close I can smell it! Only two more tracks to finish and then it will be done!
The EP is officially called “Nice Songs for Nice Friends” and it will feature 5 songs that I’ve written! I’m so excited! :) My dad has been hard at work with recording and arranging and it’s going to sound so crisp. I’m thinking another week or so?
It will be available on Bandcamp and in person! It’ll probably be somewhere in the $3-5 range. Also, there’s a possible music video in the works? ;)
Here’s one of the songs (which I also do with Son of the Sea) called Sooner or Later.
So this is completely unrelated to my music but I crocheted this doily thing and I’m kinda proud of it. Well, it’s supposed to be a place mat but I think it’s a doily.
Either way, that jazz is fancy.
New new new! I’m on a roll, two songs in two days! This one almost wrote itself in about 30 minutes. Well, and then I went back and did some revisions, but still…someone give me a cookie.
Ok, so inspiration for this one popped into my head after listening to a song with a similar subject matter by Campbell the Band - you should listen to it, it’s nice (but listen to mine first…hah.) It’s the typical “I have a crush on a guy who might not know I exist” scenario. I seem to have a knack for songs like this, haha.
EDIT - This is the second version…I switched around some lyrics and wrote a bridge. The quality is crappy but soon I’ll be getting in the studio to make some smooth jamz.
2012 has been good to me already, I popped out a new song! Well, mostly. I wrote some of it during my layover in Charlotte last night and finished it today.
I won’t get too into the subject matter, but I know someone with cancer and I imagined the thoughts and feelings it brings up for her and her loved ones.
So….here it is.
***Note: This is my first time showcasing my newly acquired guitar skillz. They kind of suck. Be patient, that F#m is a killer.
“In My Dreams”
New song, just finished it today. This one took a while to write - I had all of the lyrics and couldn’t find a melody that I liked.
It’s kind of an ambiguous love song…it’s not really written with anyone in particular in mind but it’s pretty much about my future husband. The lyrics for the first half are kind-of what I daydream about happening, and in the second half those hopes/thoughts are the present.
Yeah, I’m sentimental. It’s a thing.
This is one of my favorite ukulele songs ever - it’s called “Knots” by Lisa Hannigan. It’s really, really fun to play but my hand is always on the verge of spasms by the end, which is why the last few seconds are a little rough.
Anyway, here ya go.
This song, “Bird On My Shoulder,” is by the Swedish singer Amanda Bergman who was in the last video I posted. This song is so simple and beautiful and I’ve probably listened to it 300 times.
I need to get a piano in this apartment somehow so I can accompany myself on something other than the uke…until then, enjoy the sound of being hit in the face with a palm tree.
New cover! “Thrown Right At Me” by the Tallest Man on Earth (to my friends who keep hearing me gush about him lately…I’m actually not sorry. I’m on a kick). He’s this small dude from Sweden who sounds and writes like Bob Dylan and is super dreamy. This song is totally beautiful and about being in love and…it makes me want to hug everything.
Here’s the original. The woman singing with him is (I think?) his wife. So nice.
So My friend keeps telling me to make her a cd of me singing her lullabies (hehe) but I’ve been thinking a lot about that and I think I want to make an album-ish. Nothing really fancy or over-produced, but I have about half a dozen songs written that my band probably won’t ever learn (because I don’t want them to, ha) and I want to have them recorded somewhere. Soooo.. :) we’ll see how that goes! If it ends up going well, I might have to have them available at future shows.
TL;DR I’m working on an EP that hopefully will be available in the next month! :
“This Is My Father’s World” - a friend of the family, Mark Sprinkle, is a super talented artist and deep thinker. He put in a request for my dad to make a recording of this song for his blog, and dad put in a request for me to sing it, which I happily agreed to do.
The arrangement, which is super chill and gorgeous, was done by dad, as well as the guitar stuff. I contributed a little flute and am super stoked with the way it turned out!