In April, I recorded a new single. ‘Hurricane‘, as I hope you know! I am sure you have listened and downloaded and added to your playlists! I had such an amazing experience recording this song with one of Belfast’s best, up and coming Producer’s. However, when I came to arrange some more studio time with him, he wasn’t so keen on working with me again. This was a bitter pill to swallow, as I had thoroughly enjoyed working with him and we produced SUCH an amazing track – go listen here if you haven’t already! He really brought me out of my comfort zone and I am so proud of the work we created.
I was in New York City in May (Read about my trip to New York here) when I found out I would no longer be producing my next few tracks with him and at first, I was upset, but, I totally understood. He wanted to protect his artistic integrity and my genre of music wasn’t quite right for him.
Straight away, my brain went into overdrive:
‘What am I going to do?’ changed to ‘What shall I do instead, what could be really cool?’
So, over the last few months, I have been working very hard on my new music. I have been in the studio and recording with some pretty cool new people and it has made me realise, that, even though I was upset about losing the work with the first Producer, that these little challenges as an independent artist/entrepreneur are my every day now.
Here we are 4 months later and I have recorded 3 new singles, been on tour with Nathan Carter, made it to the final of Harmony LIVE’s singer-songwriter competition, had my debut TV appearance with NVTV, was an opening act for Ryan McMullan and planned 2 music videos for recording and release before the end of the year. Oh…my amazing brother also got married to his best friend and I gained a sister. So, all in all, the last 4 months have been pretty darn great!
I think it is important that even though we have our down points day-to-day, that we see that these are actually opportunities in disguise, chances for us to step outside our comfort zone and push ourselves to achieve great things.
So, what I want to ask you is what are you looking forward to? What have you wanted to do all year, but, just haven’t taken the chance on yourself, or backed yourself? Maybe you’re stuck in a job that you don’t love, or you want to train to do a 10k, but, you are scared to go out in the cold…it could be as simple as finishing that book you started reading over summer.
I challenge you to push yourself and set some goals.
Let me know what your challenges are by contacting me on here, or on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!