Okay, reality check time. In the world of published musicians, songwriters and performers, as of yet, I am a complete unknown. In a way, that’s a great thing – on the plus side, I call all the shots, but I have to do all the work. I have complete creative freedom…to potentially completely fail. And if I want to change something like, say, the name of my debut album, well, I can!
Initially I decided to call it S K E L E T O N S – because of limited recording and engineering resources. Likewise, the songs revealed deep things about my past. The feedback I got however, was less than encouraging – and there is never a second chance to make a first impression. And since only about 12 people have seen this so far, it won’t make too much difference!
The new name is Healing Heart. Many of the songs express overcoming hurt, and pain, either personally, or sympathetically. This is much more encouraging and organic to the music and lyrics on the album.
I had previously created the artwork for one of the many startup and quickly abandoned blogs – a heart with a band-aid. Cute perhaps, but it is a good symbol of where to some extent we all are, or need to get to.
Enough writing, back to the music!