Track 7

A few things... 

I keep going through my EP song list and writing out the names of songs over and over again in a different order just because I want it to feel right... when you're listening and you go from one track to another. 

I was thinking about it and I realized certain track numbers are always positioned in a very special way. Like Track 7. Track 7 is a very important track on any album. many of my fav tracks were track 7... track 3 (usually the album jam) and track 11 - (the sleeper hit - you wouldn't openly tell your friends that you love it, but this is the song you fell in love with after you over-listened to the more obvious hits. you realized this was truly a hit, you just didn't recognize it at the time because it's probably a ballad.)

So anyway, I'm going through all the songs and making sure the way you receive them is thought out and realizing I'd like to release a whole album... if I can find a way to do that. I have 7 songs so not quite an EP but not quite an album... but there are about 5 others I'd love to record.

Also, if you haven't listened, Maren Morris' album is SO good. my favorites are "Sugar," "Second Wind" and "Once." "Once" is so well done it gives me goosebumps. 

the end. i wonder what song will be track 7.

 

 

songwriting

sometimes i drive around in my car, going nowhere just to listen to the same song over and over again to figure out why I like it so much. I drive around in circles in nashville all the time just playing one song over and over.. sometimes I drive past my house just to keep listening bc I don't want the song to end. I always wanted to figure out why certain songs were so  good..every time I write one song I think might be good I'm already worried about the next one. sometimes it does feel like magic, because it starts so strangely with just sound and a feeling... you're not even sure what you want to say and something just comes over you.. and you're trying to figure out what it is... real experiences always help trigger ideas for me... (which is probably obvious, but sometimes you can get in your head and try to "think" of an idea.. but I find living it is the best way to "brainstorm." there's no work involved ;)  the more real something is, the easier I can write about it.