I am so glad you are here!
It has been busy musically around here as I am getting ready to launch my songwriting workshop. But today I really just wanted to tell you a story.
I was sitting in a chair in the sunshine at my dad's house. Just grateful to be alive and grateful to be coming out from the dark place I'd been in. And out of that was birthed one of the favorite songs I have ever written.
It is a song called “Breathe”. It celebrates all that is good and right with the world. It is not the song that I have gotten the most recognition for but my personal favorite.
As a songwriter, it also demonstrates a technique I use in writing. When you are writing a song take whatever emotion positive or negative to the extreme. Go all-in when you are writing. Think thoughts that take you to that place. Come up with analogies from other circumstances that make you feel the same way. Dive in and feel the way you want the person listening to the song to feel. It will make it more real and believable and maybe even a little raw. So anyway...I love this song because I love the way it makes me feel.
Breathe on youtube
I would love to know did I hit the mark? How does it make you feel? I would appreciate it if you would email me and let me know.