What keeps you going?
When there is a pile of easier jobs than being an artist, what keeps you going?
For me as a vocalist, it isn’t the ‘likes’ that count, it’s when people say my words/vocals made them feel. It’s like having a stone tumbler in my head where all the jagged edges get softened and by the time my own life experiences get lost in musical translation, somewhere out there, someone will pick up on the vibration and it will touch them profoundly. And it all might have started with elation and jubilation or it may have started in a shit storm…
But wherever that inspiration comes from that compels me to sing, be it from dark or light, I couldn’t quit if I tried because it’s not about just me and my emotional purging anymore, it’s about the listeners, it’s about making them feel good, it’s about communicating with strangers on a global level and connecting as a collective. Birds of a feather flock together, as the saying goes, and I’ve met so many passionate, inspired, wonderful people because of my music career… That’s what keeps me going.
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