This week is the first in months where I can decompress and organize my thoughts. Since the release of Doozy, I have been basically working non stop. I think it’s time for a break: however, the feedback, encouragement and fun I had while on the road has me more excited than ever.
One of my goals this year is, “Be Too Good to Be Ignored.” In an effort to uphold that goal, I started taking vocal lessons. For the last month I've been working with Maureen Murphy at Green Hills Guitar Studio. This is the first time I have ever taken singing lessons and I am having a blast.
As a follow up to the "What I listened to in 2017" post, I made a Spotify Playlist. This list highlights the songs that I am currently listening to and the first batch are my favorite songs from 2017. Artists on this list include Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Lilly Hiatt, Ryan Adams and more. So if you want to know what music I put on while driving to work, click here: The Currents Spotify Playlist.
I have been planning the release of this EP for what seems like an eternity but in reality it has only been a few months. It has given me some anxiety lately, not from fear or uncertainty but from just waiting for the plan to unfold. I had written the songs for the EP a while ago and I have been eager to release them. However, there are so many steps in the process that it takes a lot of time and this is frustrating.
For me the process includes every little bit of work that goes into a song. From the years of practice, to the instant sparks of inspiration, to the hours laboring over a melody note by note, it is all part of the process. Creating a great songwriting process helps me to compile ideas, organize thoughts, solidify a message and refine the details of a song.
Inspiration can come from anywhere at anytime from anything. Just be open and ready. You can’t force it but you can create the right environment for it to appear, invite in inand capture it once it happens.