After I finished my first album, "Love is Alive," I had a really hard time getting back into writing. It took awhile before I finally wrote a song that I actually liked. Once I did though, everything else started flowing a little better. I have been spending the last few months, writing for this new album and thinking about things I want for it, things I would do differently, and things that I would do the same.
It is definitely a process, but it is one that I am absolutely in love with.
After I finished writing a few songs for this new album, the next step was getting demos made. I was very fortunate to get the opportunity to work with a wonderful guy in Muskogee who helped me record my first demos for this album.
These are the songs I recorded:
1. You and I
2. Letting Go
3. I'd Cry
4. Dancing in Your Car
5. Until you hurt me
6. Demons inside
7. Don't wanna say your name
I recoded these demos live, meaning that instead of recording vocals and guitar/piano separately, I recorded them both at the same time. It is a very different experience, but I think doing it this way helped to capture the way I hear the songs right now. Having demos that reflect the heart of the song makes thinking of production and the big picture of the entire album a lot easier.
Here are some of my favorite lyrics from these songs:
"I'm wearing yesterday's curls and today's blush" - You And I
"Let me break the fourth wall of this song to tell you I wrote this for you." - Don't wanna say your name
"There's hope in the Oklahoma sky because every single year spring passes by." - Dancing in your car
All I know, is that I have to keep moving forward. The rest is out of my hands!