Something you may not know about me is that I love to improvise on the piano. It’s actually where a lot of my music comes from. There’s a freedom to writing without thinking a freedom to express anything I’m feeling without having to struggle to put words to it. Being able to play the piano is honestly such a calming hobby of mine.
I’ve been trying really hard to write at least one new song a week, but it gets difficult, especially with my newest schedule. But, this week I got to writing, and I’ve even found some old music I’d like to release on Spotify.
I’ve been enjoying releasing music on Spotify. It feels a lot more freeing than YouTube or any other form of social media I’ve been using. I guess it’s because everything I upload is original, and there are no videos or gimmicks, it’s just my music. So, I’m really hoping to stick to it and upload music regularly for you to listen to.
Anyways back to why I started writing in the first place:
A few weeks ago a friend of mine contacted me letting me know that the cat she was fostering wasn’t doing so well. He had been diagnosed with cancer and he was having difficulty breathing. She also let me know in her e-mail that she had been playing music I wrote specifically for cats and that he liked a song called “Home” in particular.
Not only did I find it cool that she was trying my music with her cat, but I also found it even cooler that he was having positive results (he seemed calmer with it on, and relaxed his breathing.) So, I asked her if I could write her a song and asked for a list of things that reminded her of him. She sent me the list which can be found here. As soon as I got the chance I sat at the piano and started recording and somehow in one take I managed to come up with Sunflower Kisses.
What I love the most about this song is the fact that it tells a story. It has a journey. It has an arch. And that’s something that my friend picked up almost immediately, which I’m grateful for.
Before her cat passed he had the chance to listen to it. She said as soon as he heard it he perked up. I find that really sweet.
I’m glad I can write music that both humans and cats enjoy. I’m really digging the piano music and I hope you are too. I’m just kickin’ about doing things I love.
So, I hope you enjoy my newest song Sunflower Kisses: