Because we all need to know who we are

We all enjoy what we do for different reasons. Some of us get lost in what we do, it becomes an escape. And some of us find ourselves in it. As you all know singing and music has always been a huge part of me, in fact I would say that it always influenced and shaped who was. However, ever since I’ve embarked on the journey of being an independent artist, music has done something else… I’ve rediscovered myself through my music.

Two months ago I slammed the door shut on my fears and decided to truly be vulnerable and be true to myself. It was the first time in over 10 years that I sat down and wrote lyrics. It was as if something deep had woken up inside me and was screaming to come out…and it did. The song became a return to roots or even a re-awakening to who I truly am, but have been concealing. Ever since I began studying opera, I started concealing parts of myself.

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I love opera and the sacred music that comes with it, but I’ve always considered myself more of a pagan. To be even more vulnerable, a witch. I’ve always identified myself as an outlier, outcast, different, weird and rebellious. I stopped wearing my pentacle, because I didn’t want to upset or offend the church I sang at or the teacher who talks so lovely about Jesus. I have a deep respect for Christianity, I have a deep respect for all religions. I believe in co-existence, but I know not everyone is going to beat to my drum.

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Below is the lyric music video to I AM.

The song talks about how the majority of people view me, as a sweet innocent, cute girl and would never think that I have a dark side. Mind you I am a woman in my early 30’s, I love gothic culture and fashion, love magic, love metaphysical sciences, love dragons, spiders, bats, snakes, scorpions, werewolves and vampires. And to top it off I feel most comfortable around pagans and witches. Not something a lot of people would consider when they first look at me. I have been hiding for so long and it feels so good to come out. I do not know if my choir members will find this blog post and I no longer care. If they love me, they’ll love me as I am. So in essence this what my single I AM is all about. Reclaiming who you are and being proud of it. I invite you to leave a comment below, sharing your story oh how you reclaimed a part of yourself.

If you purchase this song on my bandcamp from now til to the first Monday of July (this is when I plan to release another single), I will add your name to the credits! This way you can show that world that you actively supported a grateful indie artist 🙂 Thank you so much for everything. You are what keeps me going! Below are the lyrics to my original song I AM.

LYRICS

I AM

You see an angel,
in this stranger.
You swear im a saint.
So come and join me
on this venture.
To… Who… I am…

See you don’t know me,
or the darkness in me.
Still you keep believing,
in this fantasy!

I am a creature of the night,
and yet a bringer of the lightness.
I am the passions that you fight,
I am the deepness of your consciousness!

So! This is who I AM!
So! This is where I stand!
Not an angel or saint.
Or a person so tamed! I AM!

Come journey with me,
through the dark sea!
Beyond the terrors you see!
You’ll find a dark beauty!

I am a creature of the night,
and yet a bringer of the lightness.
I am the passions that you fight,
I am the deepness of your consciousness!

So! This is who I AM!
So! This is where I stand!
Not an angel or saint.
Or a the person you claim! I AM!

I AM!
I AM!
I AM!
I AM!!!

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