I am excited to share this song with you! The writing process was amazing! It’s conception was a year ago last October! After a month of writing, I sent a ‘final’ copy to a friend who lovingly shared her thoughts and steered me towards another songwriter who I had not heard before. Our songs are totally different, but the way he structured his song opened up so much more room to share a story within the confines of the few minutes you have with a listener! It took me a week and my new version was complete. Then the fun began as I started hearing music other than my piano or voice parts. This song was my first experience writing string parts and playing with other musicians. Our group was a Marlisa del Cid Woods (violin), Sam Swift (cello), and Larry Ferguson (drum set), then me on keys and vocals. They are all amazing musicians, so encouraging, and did everything they could to help make it it great!
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If you’ve been following along, you also know this was my first time in a professional recording studio! I remember when I was young watching a Disney behind the scenes clip. Famous actors in sound booths with huge headphones on, standing in front of a mic, looking like they were having the time of their lives! I’ve always wondered what it would be like to do that. Don’t get me wrong…I realize I am on a completely different level here, but it was still super fun! Laying tracks with my musicians, getting to play on a Yamaha grand, listening, explaining to the sound engineer how I’m wanting things to sound, tweaking, and then having something high quality to share with everyone!
I am super humbled to have had this opportunity. I am so thankful to the very sweet couple who funded this project! Thank you for loving what God is doing and coming beside me in my ministry the way you did! I also know many people have been praying for me as I’ve gone through this process. Thank you! This could not have happened without you!
As far as budget is concerned, we did ok! It took a little more time than anticipated so we went over budget about $200. If you purchase this song or make a donation, it will go towards these costs. Thank you for your support!
Now drum roll please!