This past month has been a very busy one. In August I went to New York for 10 days to film a documentary! We filmed at several locations including a Brooklyn Rooftop in Redhook, a drive in movie theatre, and near the New York skyline. After several days of hard work and melting in the sun we finally got the product we wanted. It was directed by Sylvia Caminer, and she and her crew was absolutely lovely, I am looking forward to working with them again. I really loved seeing different parts of New York.
The documentary is coming out sometime early next year, I am very excited for people to see it. I am hoping it will showcase many of the songs I have recorded over the past year!
After much thought, I decided to try moving to New York for a month. I am currently living in a tiny apartment in Bedstuy Brooklyn. It is a great tiny neighbourhood with lots of good food. I played my first gig already last night at the Sidewalk Cafe in the east village, one of my favourite parts of New York. I am finally starting to adjust to life in New York. People are very nice here, even though I am quite the social introvert I find it easy and comfortable to talk to people here. I also learned that stop lights mean nothing to New Yorkers. It’s a massive city but full of many wonders.
I played an open mic at The Bitter End today and the open mics in New York are a lot of fun! They have more comics than the open mics in Toronto which I enjoy! Today I saw SOHO as well!
Lately I have been in the studio recording my new song “Take It”. I am looking to release it sometime early next year. It is kind of a BB King meets Stevie Wonder meets modern day music. I have been writing a lot of new songs lately, I am starting to form my own sound, as well as improve my knowledge of ProTools. I have been studying a lot of different artists and their approach to creating music and producing and trying to absorbing as much information as possible. Some of my favourite artists at the moment are Kanye West and the Weeknd. They are both very innovative musically.
During this month in New York I am going to hit as many open mics as possible as well as record several new songs! I recently wrote a new song called Widow Maker which is about a girl who would make men fall in love with her and then quickly end things by killing him and moving on. I am hoping to network lots and really promote my single James Dean! Which is available on itunes and pandora by the way :)
I hope you have a wonderful day, will be updating more soon, take care!