So I know I said I wanted to take a break from my music for a while, and I have. I haven't touched my piano since last Sunday, I have turned down two invitations to perform, and I've been lazily hanging about the house doing absolutely nothing music-wise. Well, except for listening to Christmas music.
But these past couple of days I have been getting lightening bolts of inspiration and motivation. Imagery, beats, combinations of sounds, colors.
I've decided I'm going to shoot for a new album, but it's going to be all in my own time. Maybe early 2009.
This first album was under such an extreme deadline. I was literally scurrying to finish some of the songs just 3 weeks before it was sent back east for production. I'm very happy with it, but whenever people have asked me if I am going to do another album, besides my first reaction of "Um, I just finished this one!" I would always internally think, "No, not unless it would be better and I had grown more as an artist, otherwise there's no point in putting in the effort and the money."
I have actually been toying with an idea for the past year or so. A concept of an album. While I was driving around today, I spent many hours today just thinking of how I could possibly make it work. And then poof I had this wonderful epiphany that exploded this idea into a reality. But, I dream big. And I dream expensive. Argh. I have these vivid big visions and ideas. I'm a very visual person. So the next step is figuring out how to do this huge ideas for less moolah or find the funding for it. Either that or I am going to need to get some more piano students! (lol)
So I wish I could spill my idea but I'm afraid some other random musician would read this and steal it! LOL So mum's the word. But I will give a hint: It will be original and very unlike the first album.
Gosh I'm all excited inside. I hope I can actually do this. I think I can. The first thing I'm going to do is start a folder and start collecting images, photography, writings, etc. that have to do with my idea. Then I need to actually write out the idea, and then start figuring out sequences of the songs...and then maybe in a couple of months from now when I have the prep work done I'll actually start working on the music. I'll have a few months to do that until the baby is born, and then hopefully a quiet moment from time to time after too. Hopefully? Pretty please? LOL Well, I have to give baby some credit too though - he/she partly inspired some of this idea.
I just realized I was probably writing this more for me than for our blog. Sorry.