The past months during the winter time in Europe have been spent in full devotion to my debut album project and to music in general. Hours have been spent designing and accquiring costumes for each song for the album, reworking, rewriting and recording and/or rerecording the songs with poptastic flavours replacing the accoustic feelings they once had in previous versions & genrally preparing for Charleesa's sound to fill the ears of a thousand listeners!
It requires a lot of hard work to bring your skills upto date for the studio and the stage & to take your ideas from the drawing board or university type design book to life through photography sessions and future music videos. All of this needs time to plan and contemplate and the best moments to do this come when you are alone and in peace with yourself.
I have enrolled in the Female Musicians Acadamy which had already offered a wealth of information and given me a structure which can at least on part be followed to help regain some control over a scattered artistic types creative mind-field !
I have also been studying the way other artists present themselves on media platforms and on stage to get some ideas for my own shows and online presence; endless hours have been spent scanning Youtube listening to new music of the current times and also revisiting that music which inpired me when I was growing up and discovering the genres that influenced me.
I have found a brilliant graphic designer who has helped me to create a super new artists logo that is featured on my online platforms and started to create a more advanced online personna that any artsy type requires when working in todays climate of technological music placement and promotion.
At the same time I have working away for hours in the studio recording my vocals, rearranging my song formats, co-creating the perfect sounds to bring the lyrics to life and to support my vocals & desgning the feel of my debut album masterpiece.
After many years I am finally realising my dream of producing material to inspire people that they can relate to and sing along to. To able to take the stages alone and perform my own songs with the aid of professional studio recorded playbacks and have the music for musicians to follow so as to accompany live at events is something great that I have achieved with the help of others. I am at this point half way through the albums production and have released my first summer hit 'In Sunland' offically online for digital download.
This winter time has been full of work but it has also been full of growth personally and musically that has been invaluable in energy as it has been in money.
Looking forward to getting out on the streets of Vienna and UK this spring/summer to spread my messages of motivation and empowerment to elevate people and wishfully get some new fans - see you out there !!!