I don't know if anyone reads these and I know I'm doing a terrible job at being consistent BUT if you do read my blog, I want to say thank you. And I mean that in the most sincere way you can read a thank you on a blog (which actually sounds pretty insincere but I promise it's not!). I've been meaning to write a new post all month, but clearly meaning to do something wasn't all that motivating to me. What did motivate me to write this blog was a surprise feature on a pretty well traveled music blog called District Da Capo. I didn't even remember sending in a submission until I read the email, but hell, I'm not complaining.
This goes back to my blog on celebrating small victories. And honestly, this feels like a big one. I don't know who writes these reviews, but whoever you are, it transformed my energy and state of mind. For example, "Ms. Fox's skillset is highly refined and her body of work displays her many elements of talent to the full effect. Take in a simple listen of literally any one of her tracks, and you will find true talent incarnate". Someone wrote that about me!! In my opinion, positive acknowledgment is the best form of flattery. I feel inspired, validated, motivated, flattered, and most of all thankful.
I think I've already shared that I write music as a creative, emotional outlet. But I always write with the intention of someone else listening to my songs and thinking, "oh wow, that happened to me too. I guess I'm not crazy after all". I think a lot of times we go through life thinking we're the only ones experiencing a certain event or emotion because if we tell someone else and they can't relate, then what? That's why people write and listen to music. It's like the best friend you never had to make. We are quite literally born with it.
That's a f**king amazing concept.
I've titled this blog August Updates and really haven't given you much of an update. So here they are! Next week is my fifth and last week of my songwriting workshop with Song Arts Academy. The information is both overwhelming and invaluable. I feel inspired and of course more knowledgable. Billy emphasizes that songwriting is in the "communications business". And he's absolutely right. If people can't put themselves in your songs, you're not doing it right, at least not as a career. I also got to meet some really talented and ambitious songwriters and I'm excited to cowrite with one or two or maybe even more!
In terms of musical projects, everything seems to be working out with the producer and I just got back the vocals from the session singer I chose on SoundBetter.com. To say the least, they're f**king amazing. I can't wait to hear what the producer comes up with for the instrumentals. I'm going to post a small snippet of her vocals with the original instrumentals on my Instagram within the next few days. I'm also working on a second project, my very first topline, with a producer duo out in LA. I put literal sweat and and figurate tears into it, so cross your fingers for me that it goes viral on Spotify. If it doesn't, I can now officially say I've written topline AND for a duo of up and coming producers. Everything leads to something. I'm further than I've ever been. And I'm proud of myself.