Well, it’s day 4 today but I thought I’d summarise days 2 and 3 of my songwriting challenge today. I was supposed to do this yesterday but I’d spent most of the day staring at the screen and the health implications didn’t warrant getting this done.
Before I begin the summary, it’s day 4 today which means I released my first song of the challenge yesterday. You can find it on the video below and I’ve linked where you can download it (for free).
Oh man, one of those days where things just fell into place. I love being creative and prioritising it as an activity. It puts me in a mental state like none other, I truly believe it is me being my truest self. For you Yogi’s, I genuinely feel like creating music takes me out of my ego and into my Self (with a capital S).
I managed to record the entire song that I’d demoed on Day 1. The ideas flying through my mind, often faster than i can handle but that might be due to my old caffeinated pal, coffee. Once I’d finished I played the song to Laura and she ended up putting on repeat. Good signs all round.
It was at this point that my creative drive got me so high that I started thinking of more ideas which have proved to be very useful today (day 4) as they laid the foundation for song number 2. Good times.
A final few tweaks on the mix, making sure it sounded semi-okay through laptop speakers and the song was ready for release. I’m dead proud of it and I think it’s a cracking intro song to the challenge and what will be the mini-album titled “30 days, 10 songs”.
Yesterday was one of those days which seems typical of a Friday in that I felt a little burnt out. Perhaps the past few days of creative stimulus and also some heavy morning workout’s were to blame but it meant I had little energy for the Friday live stream. I hope that didn’t come across too obviously (let me know if you were watching).
I still enjoyed every minute of it.
What’s good is that I have woken up today feeling full of life and ready for more creativity. I’m loving this challenge and the stimulation I’m getting off it.
If you’re ever in a rut and want to solve it, then challenge yourself – whether thats in sports, health, creativity or food alike.
I’ll be checking in again real soon with more updates.
Hope y’all are well.