The past couple weeks me and Kieron have been writing some music. We’ve got 2 1/2 christian songs done, and we’ve decided to start writing what we really want to do…country music. It’s in very early stages but I think there’s a clear picture of where we want to go with it, and hopefully we’ll get there.
Here’s a little story about a band and realising something:
I’d known about this band, Lady Antebellum, for a while, but never really listened to them (I am quite ashamed of that). Kieron’s been into them for ages. The other day we were trying to decide our unique style and how we’re gonna find it. So the best way is to listen to other music for inspiration, so we put some Lady A on…and I got hooked on their music pretty quickly. I went home and listened to it all in youtube, then bought the first album the other day. I had it on in the car and the song ‘I run to you’ is quite repetative with that one line, so naturally my dad commented on it saying ‘well just run then!’, ya know thinking he’s funny *rolls eyes*. Then he comes in from work a couple days ago and he said ‘hey you know that song that you had on in the car, well it was on the radio all day’. I’m like ‘what? in England?’. So I looked it up on the internet and found out they’ve released the album and 2 singles over here, and in 3 weeks is one debut UK show. So in a few weeks me and Kieron have a road trip (well train trip) planned to London, tickets bought and everything! 🙂
Since I got the tickets the other day I’ve been so excited for it, therefore listening to Lady Antebellum’s music constantly! And it’s really influencing my writing, and my view on the future.
See today i was thinking where is it that I really want to go after uni. Because I get asked all the time, and the answer is always ‘I have no idea’. So now I have an answer. Instead of using my degree to get a job I don’t really want, like teaching, I’m just gonna do what makes me happy. And that would be writing and performing the music I want to do. Which at this moment in time is country music. There isn’t a big market for it over here, so if moving to America is what it takes then that’s what I’m gonna do!
We’re also going to the CMA fest in Nashville next year, so that will be a huge influence/wake up call I bet.
If you’re reading this thinking I’m being too optimistic and there’s only a small chance of it happening, and that I should have a plan B, I also have an answer for this now. I don’t need a plan B. I’ve been asking God to take me where I’m supposed to be, and the passion I feel for music especially this kind, is so big, that I think at the moment this is supposed to be where I’m going. God has given me a chance and a dream, and it would be wrong to throw that back at Him. If in the future this isn’t where I need to be, He will guide me then as well and show me what the right way is. Therefore plan B isn’t needed. I’m gonna chase plan A until I can go no further.
I’m going on holiday to Scotland for the next 2 weeks, so I may blog whilst I’m away, or when I get back definately 🙂
Thanks for reading x