26 Feb 2014

Music // Makes The People // Come Together

If you've read the 'About Me' section of my blog or follow me on Twitter, you've probably gathered that alongside this new venture as a blogger, I'm also a Youtuber (You can visit my channel here)!

I've been creating and uploading covers of songs that I love for a few years now, starting randomly one day sitting on my bedroom floor, singing a Taylor Swift song into my dad's video recorder, (workin' the poker straight hair that was so in at the time, might I add :P). He decided to put it up on YouTube for the world to see and the rest is history.

Although I've been working on my music for awhile now, the past year and a half (give or take a few months) is when the ball really started to get rolling.
Since then, music has given me the most AAAAmazing opportunities. If you didn't know me before I started this blog, this time last year the people at Dick Clarke Productions, after somehow seeing a cover I did of 'Impossible' by Shontelle (Click here to watch it), invited me over to the Streamy Awards in Los Angeles, California to attend the awards show in the Hollywood Palladium. Cinderella moment for a girl from Monaghan! The highlight of the night? Getting to meet some of my favourite YouTubers, and of course,  the chance to go to America - obviously! lol. I completely fell in love with California!

Since then I've been working hard to hone in on my craft. I'm not gonna lie, sometimes it's difficult trying to keep up college work and music and sometimes one wins over the other, but a gurls gotta do what a gurls gotta do.

And that takes us right up to today. I havn't been posting covers as regularly as I'd like to since last summer. Why? Because I've been recording my very first E.P. with some kick ass producers over in London. Eeeeeppp!
The writing and recording process has just been straight up cray. Firstly, being approached by such accomplished individuals and working with them one on one can be plain daunting at first - you really need to let your inhibitions go in that kind of creative space and just vibe, but being a nervous girl from a small town can sometimes get in the way of that. The biggest thing I've learned throughout this journey is to open up and that's when the goods start to be produced. It was a brand new world to me but the process was so so exciting. I can't begin to explain how surreal it feels to be fit to share some of my own music with everyone - mind. blown.

After several trips over and back to London (and several missed college classes), I've finally wrapped up cutting my vocals and my E.P is now in its final stages of production. Very, very soon I'll be able to share it with you. No words for how frickin' excited I am! Hopefully you'll all check it out when it becomes available!

XO, G.

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