Hello, Hello, Hello!
Having studied and worked in music all my life, last year I decided to take the plunge and get into songwriting and producing my own music. My own creative practice had taken a back seat for a number of years and I don’t actually know why it took me so long to get back into things. Something about timing rings true. I never had the time. I was dedicated to teaching and enabling learners to engage in music education, music interventions and applied creativity to assist in the development of their learning and skills, expanding their knowledge of music, the arts, creativity and teaching methodologies that would enhance wellbeing, enable access to music education and to inspire engagement in the arts. Seeing year after year just how much my work in music education was able to inspire others, it was time to make space for me to do my own thing, take the advice I was dishing out to my students and to finally do something for myself!
Last year, I got back into composition and songwriting and playing and producing and began work on what was called ‘My First E.P.‘, consisting of 4 original tracks with working titles of The Slow One, The Ballad One, The Disco One, The Synthpop One, and a cover version of Hood by Perfume Genius.
Yet again… that word timing cropped up! After getting the ball rolling, I ended up in Romania, Sweden, Norway and Denmark for a period during the summer months of 2017 and My First E.P. was put on the back burner yet again! In all fairness though, it wasn’t the right time! I had the most inspiring and amazing time across Europe and wouldn’t change it for the world!
Musically, it gave me a chance to reset and reevaluate what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go. Fast forward through some career changes, some ups and downs, life challenges and all that ‘stuff’ that can hinder and hold back creativity and productiveness, I just thought fuck it: here we go! And here we are!
After a year in the making, the first two singles from My First E.P. have been released!
Two singles. Totally different in style.
Available on Spotify, Apple Music and all other music stores, D*CK PIG and N are the instrumental versions of the tracks, of which I’ve had some pretty sweet feedback on! The vocal versions, featuring yours truly singing, some surprise guests and collaborations, the final and properly named versions of the other tracks and some new songs will all feature on My First E.P. which will be available to listen to, download and buy in the very near future!
In the meantime it’s more talk, more action, more creativity, more mindfulness and more music!
Alongside sharing the process and the progress of My First E.P. and the single releases, I’m also delving into my DJ set archives every Thursday where I’ll be sharing some of my old mixes and sets from way back when!
If you wanna keep up to date, hit me up on my Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram where I invite you to come along for the ride by liking, listening and sharing!
If you wanna give D*CK PIG and N a listen, download them or add them to a playlist, just hit on the image below where you can choose your preferred music store! Til’ next time! – J ❤