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Corry's Stories

10,000 Hours 

So…I’m about a week late with the release of my biweekly newsletter/blog/YouTube video. I had the flu for a while and was unable to record another video so I decided to wait to release the blog post. Every time something goes wrong, I go back to the drawing board and learn that the solution is usually some form of better organization. From now on, I will always have the video finished two weeks ahead of time so that I can be ready for anything that comes up such as sickness, travel, etc.

I’ve begun booking shows for the summer gigging season. This process consists of cold calls, loads of emails, and visiting local business’s. I have an excel sheet that has over 150 restaurants, cafes, art galleries and bars listed. The sheet shows each booking agent/owner’s email address, phone number, pay (if I've played there before), and state of contact. Right now, my goal is to play as many shows as possible.

Everyone knows about Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hour theory, and whether or not it is exact, the principle of ungodly amounts of practice is undeniable. When we talk about big names such as the Beatles, Warren Buffet, or Michael Phelps, they all attribute their success to their study/practice time. By the time 1964 rolled around the Beatles had played live an estimated twelve hundred times. Warren Buffet spends 5 or 6 hours a day reading financial journals, and biographies of famous figures. Michael Phelps didn’t miss a workout for 5 years. 

Interesting read on society's "Outlier's" 
       and the 10,000 hour principle

Following their approach, I’ll continue to put large chucks of time into gigs, busking, open mics, and any type of performance that connects me to the music community. My goal is to put on the best possible live show, every time. Currently all the money I make is from playing covers, that is, other artist's music. Ultimately though, I am a songwriter and want my career to be centered around the performances of my own storytelling. So how do I eventually profit off of my own music? Even once an artist has a large following there are still huge barriers to monetary success in the industry. Some harsh facts... 

  • Streaming at the moment is not profitable. Artists average around $0.006 to $0.0084 cents per play from Spotify. Alternative streaming sources provide similar payout, and all other record sales such as CD’s or Vinyl are just as unsustainable at this point.
  • The majority of “millennial” consumers expect to listen for free. 
  • There is a massive over-saturation of music online 

We used to monetize the copy of music. “Copyright” was how the economy functioned. A physical record, tape, cd, or for a short while…digital copy. Now what is mostly monetized is the usage. I like Daniel Johansson’s comparison, he says that instead of going into a car dealership and buying a car, it is now like getting a car for free and paying for each usage. 

  • Fun Fact- At one point, Lady Gaga earned $167 for a million plays through Spotify 

So how do recording artists, and songwriters make a comfortable living in such an environment? First of all, we should stop complaining about it in a non-constructive way and make changes for our own careers. Gary Vaynerchuck (Vayner Media) says bluntly that “it’s not 1990 anymore” The industry cannot expect to make all of its money from selling records. Is a song worth less than a penny? Well, a song is worth whatever the market pays for it. For artists to feel upset about what they are paid per stream through Spotify is fine. But it’s up to us to figure out a new way to earn a living. It used to be that the best baseball players in America had to work in the summers to make a living, now the major league players can make millions…so what happened? The market changed, as it always does. 

I think one solution comes from someone I really like listening to, his name is Brian McTear. Here’s an awesome Ted talk (click here) where Brian speaks about where he thinks the music industry, and artists should set their gaze for more sustainable careers. Brian says that because music fans are not paying for music the way they used to, that we must do more than just connect to our fans (social media, large shows, recordings) we must connect them to each other as well. We must build a community. One incredible way to do this is house show tours. Some artists are booking shows set in fans homes. Imagine an artist showing up to your home for a live show in your living room. All you have to do is invite 20-25 of your friends, and perhaps everyone brings a potluck dish for dinner. The fans would gain an experience of a lifetime listening to the artist, and afterwards could sit down for a meal with them. In turn, the artist would connect on a much deeper level with the fans (isn’t connection the whole point?) If the artist was independent, they could book the tour themselves, with their own equipment and vehicle and drive across the country playing shows and keeping the ticket sales themselves. The ticket prices in fact could be much cheaper than what a venue would charge, perhaps $30-$40 per head would be fair for fans, while allowing the artist to make a decent paycheck. 

Imagine the marketing power (word of mouth) behind such a connection. Assuming the show goes smoothly, the artist has deepened the loyalty of their fans, and likely gained a few new ones, (fans always bring friends) Among the new and old listeners, there is probably at least one person would be interested in hosting the show at THEIR house, the next time around. When we compare this model to the stadium concert model we realize that artists often only meet the backstage crew, and a few other industry hands, but rarely does the connection happen with fans, the most important of all the relationships. 

I'm just starting to really dig in, and I think the next post will dive in a little deeper to all of this, but for now...here's the latest video =)


Don't Know Why (Norah Jones)

Skating on the lake has been great lately 

P.S I'll be traveling to Puerto Rico for about 2 weeks at the end of February for some volunteering, and fun with some friends 😜

 

Catch you on the other side, 

 Love, 
Loveday

Measurable Goals 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve made lists. When I was a kid, I was obsessed with juggling, and after school I'd practice for hours. Every. Single. Day. I taught myself various patterns and tricks, and made lists of those I had mastered, and those that I had yet to learn. Before I began juggling I collected orchids. I would list all the plants I owned, their soil type, light requirement, etc. I did the same with soccer tricks and drills, then traveling adventures, and now, music. However, at this point, I have graduated from the basic list format and am more interested in macro organization (calendar, and plan oriented). Instead of to do lists, I'm beginning to learn how to plan out weeks, and get the things I need done in order of importance each day.


Toilet paper was the hardest 😂

I love learning about how people use their time. Some interesting people to read about regarding time management are; Warren Buffett, Benjamin Franklin, and Elon Musk. Often the books I recommend most highly to friends are books about individuals who use their time, personality, and outlook to better their lives. The Good Among the Great by Donald Van De Mark is an awesome read about how ultra-successful people in their fields often share the same personal characteristics. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a great one for general to advanced time management. 

Some of the basic foundations of my happiness are music, nature, exercise, human connection (with friends, loved ones, or strangers), and adventure. I don't need every one of these elements each day, but I'm learning how to balance them so that I feel more content with how I use my time.

Cool abandoned house I found skiing in the nearby state park

For me, most "good days" consist of working hard on something meaningful to me. This I have no doubt about. Although recently I’ve realized that often I am missing measurable goals. Earlier this week I met with a friend of mine, Arthur, who is a regular at the coffee shop I work at. He is about 50 years my senior and wisdom seems to float off his tongue with every thought he brings forward. He told me to pretend that he was a prospective business partner interested in my startup company (my music career). He said “give me the numbers!” and my reply was “which numbers”? What Arthur was looking for was a list of goals that I would like to reach and the numbers associated with growth in those areas to prove to him I was serious about my business. Here are a few questions I'm now working towards answering after meeting with Arthur. 

  1. How many folks show up to my gigs on average now, and how many would I like to have in 6 months? 
  2. How can I go about increasing the number of subscribers to the newsletter and how many will I have in 3 months? 
  3. What is my step by step plan for letting music magazines, online arts organizations, local papers etc, know about the album once it is finished? 
  4. How will I continually increase my likes/follows/fans on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook, and what are my target numbers?

I've always known that I'd like a continually growing online presence, and for more and more people to come out to shows. All artists want these things. But I'm not sure how often real measurable goals are established with plans to back them up. That's my new goal. 

I always imagined that once I was touring and booking loads of shows THEN I could think about marketing, and networking. But now that seems so backwards to me. I should be connecting and growing a community of listeners as much as possible while I am starting out as a post grad, solo act fresh in the local performing scene. This way once I do become more established, I have a core support group already interested. 

So...I guess I'm starting to REALLY realize that I need to function as a business, I am the musician, content creator, marketer, writer, and all the other jobs involved in creating a brand. Along with putting in a full day of work, just as if I was "going to the office" I also must fill all the jobs required in the current state of the music industry. 

Here's a video about how I feel about all you spending time reading this, coming to shows, or just taking a listen to my music.


You've Got a Friend In Me (Randy Newman)

What's a good day to you, and how do you stay organized/productive? Let me know! 

Love,
Loveday

 

Happy New Years! 

This Christmas was the first in two years that I spent at home. Last year I was in Vietnam with my wonderful friend Ai, who had moved there for work from Japan, and the year before I was in New Zealand, couch surfing and staying with family. This past Monday morning, I woke up in the same house as my mom, dad, aunt, uncle, grandmother, brother and his girlfriend Autumn. My window view showed snow blanketing our yard, and the lake across the way almost fully frozen. 

Wellington, New Zealand- 2015 (Left)                         Hanoi, Vietnam- 2016 (Right)

Saratoga, NY- 2017

This week my ma and I drove to Woodford, Vermont for some cross-country skiing at Prospect Mountain. This being my first winter upstate in a while, skiing again felt incredible.

After a day on the trails, I drove to Caffe Lena’s open mic night in Saratoga to perform a few songs. I have been going there every Monday to play, meet and hang out with local musicians/music lover’s. I figure I need a home for me and my music and open mics at Caffe Lena allow me to work on my solo performance in a professional venue, without needing to book a full gig. I’m slowly but surely becoming part of the community here in Toga and lovin’ it. 

Waiting for the house to fill at Caffe Lena

In other music news here is the second video for my Live From the Attic Series:

You are the Best Thing: Ray Lamontagne

On a non-musical note I've been thinking about taking another trip abroad somewhere. I know that the older I get the tougher it may be to travel, and although I’m very wary of spending money on anything other than my college loans, I think I can make an exception for traveling (cheaply). I've gone on a few solo trips and by now feel I’ve done enough bumming around on my own, (although I love that) and would like to do something more. I’ve got a couple different ideas;

1. Find someone like minded, who is alright roughing it, and living on a few dollars a day. 
2. Volunteer somewhere and join a community of helpers 

As far as WHERE I’d like to go, I’ve thought about Central/South America where I can practice my Spanish by living/cooking/working with locals. Or I could go somewhere in eastern Asia and dive deeper into the my interests in meditation.

If you have any neat thoughts on traveling, or living abroad give a comment below or shoot me a message! 

Cheers, and Happy New Year!

(P.S HUGE thank you to my dad for lending me his time, expertise and equipment for this video, love ya!)

Love, 
Loveday

Desperado 

I’d like to try something different with my blog posts, social media, and my conversations about music. I want to be more transparent about my process. In addition to sharing sweet gig pictures, photo shoots and music news, I'd like to also show how I am paying off college loans, what it's like to work part-time as an artist, and my weekly personal goals. These things might help you the reader, and will certainly help me once I get them onto paper.

Some people might tell you that I work part time as a barista at the local hot spot coffee shop downtown called Uncommon Grounds, and that I play music on the side. But in reality I am building a foundation for my career in music, and in my spare time working at the coffee shop. My goal is to slowly turn the tables so that my earnings from music become my primary source of income.

However, I do challenge myself to stay creative while working at the shop!

I perform several shows a month at local restaurants and bars and each week I provide piano accompaniment for my aunt's improv dance class. Right now, I have $25,000 in college loans, and pay $100 a month for car insurance. Those are my only bills (that’s quite enough) but I’m lucky that while staying with family I pay my rent in help around the house.  

A still captured from a piece I am working on with a few local dancers

How am I staying organized? Yikes…good question, it’s not easy. I’ve taken some great tips from a book called 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Instead of planning my days…I plan my weeks. Every Sunday I type up a list of goals, events and projects. Then I figure out what day(s) each task can be done. This way I never need to worry about whether or not I will finish my goals for the week, and I also never wonder what I am going to do for the day. Prioritizing goals used to be my biggest struggle. “What should I work on today? Should I write, practice piano, work on the album, network, work on the website, etc.” Of course, schedules are not meant to be followed robotically and often things get moved around when stuff comes up. But even so, I'm cool with this. 

Right now, my biggest project is my newsletter (which may have brought you here). I've spent a few months compiling a list of emails from all those whom I love, care about, or respect and in return they will get a newsletter every two weeks with the link to the latest blog post, news about the recording process for my album Wandering Man and a new YouTube video.... so without further ado, here’s my first video from the new series “Live from the Attic” 


My version of the Eagles song Desperado

This series is about embracing imperfections. One take recordings are full of little mistakes...I even sang a wrong lyric in the second verse. I care more about the overall performance and less about minor blemishes. I mainly consider myself a writer, so this is helping me feel more comfortable calling myself a performer as well. If you like this video then please share on Facebook, Twitter, though email, etc. I’d really like to gather a community around these newsletters and YOU are key to helping me do so! Any help is appreciated, I view this series of videos and blog posts as my first step towards a sustainable career in music!

Set up before video shoot

P.S. I'd like as much feedback and interaction as possible, please feel free to give me your thoughts on what you liked or what could be improved. And if there is any way I can help YOU in return, let me know. 

 

Love,
Loveday

Dear Ma,  

       Thanks for an exciting, blissful, chilly, and silent weekend in the mountains. You reminded me just how incredible it feels to be in the woods, in the middle of somewhere. We recalled that the last time we backpacked together was over 10 years ago, when I was a kid.  All through my childhood you kindled my relationship with nature. This weekend you told me that even before I could walk, you’d pull me along in a sled behind you during your skiing escapades in the snowy woods beyond our rock walls. Throughout the years I’ve absorbed and reflected your love of nature, and in turn found peace, adventure, and solace. You have passed on other skills such as your knack for being what I call “sign blind” (not seeing or ignoring large red NO TRESPASSING signs), your love of travel, reading, and your “if someone can do it- you can do it” attitude. These are all mindsets I’m grateful for, and I owe thanks to you for always pointing me in the right direction, hoping that it will most often lead me towards the road less traveled. 

 

View from Mt Colvin (4081 ft)

 

This weekend we spent three days hiking in the Keene Valley region of the Adirondacks. We climbed two high peaks, Mt. Colvin and Mt. Blake. On the second night, I began writing this post by the light of the campfire, then continued it at the local library and finally finished it here in my warm bed. Though I'm feeling sore, I'm already awaiting the next adventure.

Love, 
Loveday

 

Summer(y) 

At the beginning of the summer I wrote about my uncertainties in pursuing a career in music. I haven’t been relieved of all these concerns, but I’ve begun acting on them in a big way. I figure the more afraid of my career I am, the more important it is to me. A few things have been really helpful;

  1. Surrounding myself with the smartest people in the world: What I mean by this is NOT that I happen to have an all-star cast of genius friends at my beck and call, but that I've begun to read, and watch informational YouTube videos every morning during breakfast, and while I fall asleep at night. I moved to a town where I have no close friends so I’ve surrounded myself with the best books, and experts to advise me on any problem I have in life. For the challenges we all face in our art/work, our body image, our social selves, or our wallets there is an expert on a library shelf, or one google search away who can help answer our questions. 
  2. More specifically, reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (3 times this summer). The book is short and full of advice from a experienced novelist who has fought against the universal enemies every artist faces; procrastination, inconsistency, uncomfortability, and any other form of resistance that we perpetuate. 
  3. Listening to Gary Vaynerchuk 
  4. Getting a part time job. Taking on more financial responsibility after school, and learning that I DON’T want to serve coffee for a career, but it will do for now. 
  5. Waking up early. 
  6. Treating my art like a full time job. For most artists there is no job position to fill, and no one looking to “hire” us. We must not only become an expert at what we do, but we must create the job we are looking to fill. To do this, we must “turn pro”. What this means is that just like any other job we will;    
  • Show up to work everyday 
  • Show up all day, no matter what (even if all day is only a few hours) 

    7. On top of making friends with lots of different authors (can be lonely) I am constantly reaching out to my real friends who are often great at something that I know nothing about, and they are willing to teach me.

Along with all this rather heavy stuff, I’ve been having a blast as well

 

Also! I have some exciting things in the works regarding a bi-weekly newsletter (that will include each blog post), where I'm at with the album, and a new YouTube channel. 

 Thanks for checkin in, 

Love,
Loveday

 

 

Blog Post- Post Grad 

So, it's been 3 months since my last blog post. A lot has happened in that time since the end of school. The post-grad identity struggle has been a daily ache, and my motivation to put in serious time to practice music has disappeared with the last homework assignments of college. I feel as though I’ve hit a plateau and that I’m not finding the same joy in music that I have the past several years. Perhaps the 4 years of music conservatory stress has finally chipped off part of my soul, OR (hopefully) I just need some time to adjust to this new life chapter. Either way, I feel a lack of purpose and have been wondering if music is really the answer to filling this career sized void. I’ve been constantly asking myself “what is going to make me happy”? or, “how am I going to make money”? and so far, no one has yelled answers at me or shoved money in my pocket, so...it’s been slow. 

I absolutely love music and I think my knee jerk attitude while writing for this blog is to talk about only the GOOD things and what I’m happy doing, and hide any uncertainties I have about a music career. But to skip over my insecurities would be to cheat my inner writer, and deceive anyone reading this. 

What has happened is not the loss of love for music. The problem is twofold. Firstly, graduation has been a wake-up call to my weakness’s as a musician. To seriously consider eventually sustaining myself through music I must seek constant improvement, and give daily attention to these musical areas that I chronically avoid. My strengths have gotten me through college and given me praise from listeners, and supporters of my music. But I believe that my weakness’s will squish like a bug in the “real world”. 

The other part of this feeling, is wondering that even if I can find my way out of this artistic plateau, do I really WANT the career path of a songwriter/musician? I have other interests as well such as traveling and blogging, perhaps I could pursue these interests full time…. 

However, what I see now is that I don’t have the means to figure out any of these questions as of yet. I need to stop TRYING to figure it out and just do the work. I’ll write and practice music because that’s how I’ll discover if this is how I want to live. By putting in the work (that I may not want to do right now), I hope to come closer to finding answers. 

Aside from these feelings of unease, a lot of other things have been going on. I traveled to Mexico City, and Puebla with my girlfriend Yajayra, went to my cousin's wedding in Cancun with my family, and moved in to my grandmother’s beautiful house in Saratoga, NY. 

Mayan Ruins of Tulum

Current Home in Saratoga, NY

I’ve seen two of my favorite artists in concert; John Mayer with the Grateful Dead and Co. and Jacob Collier. Both shows just a short bike ride from the house. I also spent a couple of weeks in the Adirondacks with friends and family at a cabin on Paradox Lake, and have been rehearsing and playing local gigs with my duo partner, Mason. 


Mason on the Adirondack Cruise Ship  

Although I feel stagnant right now, I’m a different person than I was in 2016, and I’m still growing. To recap, it’s been one year since I left to travel Japan, I’ve fallen in love for the first time and graduated college. Looking forward, some of my goals this summer are continuing my daily meditation practice, improving my Spanish, and learning to dance bachata, salsa and merengue with Yajayra. 

I’m back on the writing kick, and I’ll be posting about my travels from earlier this summer, and whatever else I find myself doing in the meantime. I’m sure there are many of you who are in a similar space, either in college or post grad, so feel free to reach out and tell me what you’re going through, I’d love to hear your stories.

Good luck to us all, 

Love,
Loveday

A Doorway to Life: A Senior Show 

Yesterday was my senior show, and I couldn't feel more relieved and content with how it turned out. The prep work was more extensive than any project, or show I have ever worked on. I relied on each and every close friend I have at school, my girlfriend Yajayra, and many other students to help it come to life. I collaborated with videographers, visual artists, producers, sound engineers, set designers, photographers, dancers and fellow musicians. 

My concept for the the show was to visually represent my album Wandering Man. The set consisted of luggage, baggage tags, shoes, books, and clothing from all over the world. 

Friends carrying props
 
The set was designed by Steven Hernandez, and with the help of many friends, was finished in about 2 hours. Then a local painter, Taylor Speed helped lay out several of her travel themed paintings around the space.

Sound Check
 
Once the doors opened, each audience member was given a program and moved to a "station" where their polaroid photo was taken and stapled into the program which then became their "passport". 
Audience members with their passports
 
The show was a mix of spoken word, older originals, and the songs from my upcoming EP, Wandering Man.

The set list was:
  • Humboldt Park
  • Meet with You
  • A New Goodbye (duet with Sara Donnellan)
  • Revelation Blue (with dancer Gianna Bartolini)
  • City Lights
  • Child's Play (spoken word)
  • Through the Gap
  • The Harvest
  • The Second of July
  • Charlie Chaplin (spoken word)
  • Wandering Man

I played with an incredible mix of musicians, and had such a creative team of people working around me. I felt as if every time I picked up the phone to call a friend and ask for a favor, I was told "yes" or that we would "find a way". This show has been my first real look at the possibilities after graduation, and I'm excited to push out into the next phase of my journey. 

I hope you'll stick with me, 

Love, 
Loveday

 

Wandering Man EP Recording Session #2 

Once spring break arrived I spent two days at home in the small town of Troy, NY. I enjoyed the laid back presence of my family, the cats and the springtime gardens. 

Cosmos my foot-warmer/cat

After a couple days at home I caught a train to Utica, to my friend Mason's house where I planned to record vocals for the album in his home studio. The surroundings consisted of farms, long driveways and windy roads. During the tour of Mason's house he told me his family had been building it since he was 10 (he's now 22). The house is beautiful, with the most satisfying attention to detail. I was awed by the sunlight pouring through the large windows, his downstairs studio, and the sliding bookcase hiding their living room. His parents, Jim and Dianne were so kind to me, I've never felt so comfortable and welcome away from home. 


We hung out, explored the area and played music. We worked on a song of mine called The Second of July that is now close to being finished. I've been writing it for the past two years, but now with Mason's help the song has gained a lot of gravity, and direction. Although we both come from different musical backgrounds, and have different taste, we have the same musical morality. We both agree on a demanding lyrical criteria, and understand that we must both serve the song, whatever it calls for. I'm happy to say this is my first successful co-write! 

We also recorded some "found sounds" outside that will be mixed into the album. Over the next couple months while recording in the studio, I will also be recording sounds of nature, airport traffic, and cityscapes. Sounds such as the crunching of leaves, trickling creeks, forest ambiance, airline chatter, and late night subway catcalls. This collection of recordings will then be threaded through the music to help tell the journey of a boy leaving a small town to get lost in foreign cities, hop trains, and trek solo across the countryside.

My Zoom R16 Portable Interface used to record in the surrounding woods

After the outdoor recordings were finished, my producer Nate DeBrine arrived and we spent Saturday and Sunday prepping the studio, and tracking vocals. We were having incredible time...until the the studio, and the rest of the town lost power. 

The McDowell Studio


Unfortunately, that ended our session for the weekend and we did not finish the lead vocals for the album. However, the time spent waiting for the power to return led us to a new plan. We will continue tracking instruments in the studios at school and track vocals over the summer, as the very last element of the EP.

Every problem is a challenge, and every challenge is an opportunity, 

Love, 
Loveday 

Wandering Man EP Recording Session #1  

This Sunday I had my first recording session for the Wandering Man EP. The previous week I had finished writing all the parts, and the band was well rehearsed. However, the night before, I received devastating personal news from someone close to me, and had one of the most trying days of my life. I was close to canceling my session, but my producer had just arrived from Rochester and after hours of talking we decided to move forward and see what we could get done. With barely any sleep we woke up the next day and began what would become a 20 hour recording session. Although the studio was the last place I wanted to be, it was absolutely where I should've been. With my friends all around, everyone working hard, and with more listening than speaking, I had the most incredible recording session. 

Grand Piano Sound Check 
 

Throughout the day we recorded drums, bass, grand piano and auxiliary percussion. I feel wonderfully grateful about working with such talented musicians. I want to give a shout out to my drummer, Ethan Gustavson, bassist Sean Power and engineer Nathan DeBrine for making this weekend a blast. Ethan is one of the kindest, most persistent, engaging players I've ever met. He would reach out to ME to ask for more rehearsal time, (which is hard to find among musicians). Sean is a killin bass man, and played with taste on every tune. Each of us come from very different musical backgrounds, and yet Sean and Ethan were able to discover what the song needed and supply it with ease. Nate, one of my best friends, directed the whole session and guided us throughout. He always makes me feel right at home in the studio, with his wacky sense of humor, and strange noises he likes to make through the studio intercom. When I was tired and ready to give up for the day, he pushed me to stay and convinced me to lay down all the piano takes over the rhythm section that night. He encouraged me to throw my sadness, and frustration in the music. 


Nate Miking Ethan's Drum set

(Studio A Mixing Board)                                        (Steinway Grand Piano)
 
Another good friend of mine, Jared Waters assisted the session. Jared has been the man behind the scenes who has allowed the album to become possible. He's helped me every step of the way with getting the best equipment, and the best studio the school offers. 

With friends all around, and a beautiful atmosphere I feel as if I performed the best I could have, and couldn't be more excited to begin recording vocals and layer guitars, harmonies, and keyboards. Though prior to the session I had decided to record vocals in a different studio, I had a last minute change of mind and recorded the vocals, and piano for Through the Gap at the same time. We captured a live performance sometime around 2am that Monday morning, and I experienced a near spiritual state of mind through my performance. It was the first time where I was TRULY feeling the phrases, and melody, as emotions and accepting the truth of the story I was telling. I found that the personal loss I had experienced the night before allowed me to be vulnerable and open enough to really sit inside the song and sing my way out.

 

The songs we tracked that night were: 

Meet With You 
A New Goodbye 
Humboldt Park 
City Lights 
Through the Gap 
Wandering Man

To hear some of my colaborators own work go to:

Ethan Gustavson- (Film/Dance Composition, Drums)   Nathan De Brine- (Producer/Engineer Singer-Songwriter)  Jared Waters- (Producer/Engineer)

Can't wait to share it with you all,

Love,
Loveday