Well it has finally arrived, release day... and with a mixture of relief and trepidation, euphoria and exhaustion I commended my creative endeavour to the 'world'!
I laughed gently at myself during the week after a rare pang of nerves on thinking about the release... I've done so much work and invested so much energy into this day... and yet... it's such a tiny drop in the ocean! Since new year I have mustered 136 instagram followers, 120 Facebook and on only 63 on Twitter! Don't get me wrong I am chuffed to bits with that from scratch; and I have made some lovely new connections... but its small beans eh?! Rather than feel down about that however, I found it strangely comforting. Comforting because it made me realise that it is the act of daring to get behind my own creative expression and say with conviction, 'please listen to this I feel it has value and will add value to your day' that matters; it represents something bigger, bigger than follows, listens, shares, praise, plaudits and playlists ... it represents bold steps forwards in the metaphorical landscape of my personal journey... the same journey that making it was an essential part of!
Even though it will register with very few, and matter to even fewer this first release means a lot in the scheme of me becoming a fuller, truer version of myself... and I think - and I'll whisper this quietly - that it may be that there is no greater meaning than that.
I do hope the song brings something of value to your day - choose your platform of choice to listen here.