Its been a long road back but here I am again... just me and the microphone.
I won't lie - for every part of me that's excited there are at least another six parts that are absolutlely terrified!
When it's just you and the micophone there is nowhere to hide. You are as exposed as you will ever be - all your past and your present and your very SOUL are right there out in the open.
So being back in the recording studio working on my own originals is emotional. Exhilirating. And very, very confronting.
It reminds me that I am a very different place from the last time I was in this position.
XXXX years ago I was a lot more niaive and able to be influenced by the people around me. That wasnt necessarily a bad thing. It's just that since then I've learnt that when it comes down to it I'm the only one who really knows what I want - for my music and for everything else in my life.
So even though it's scary and I'm feeling vunerable I'm DOING this. I have music in my heart and story to tell.