In this week's San Diego Union Tribune, the Arts & Culture section invited six local LGBTQ+ artists to share what it's like living in the U.S. today. I was honored to be one of those six and so happy to see fellow musician Kori Gillis featured as well! (Can't wait to get acquainted with the others!) Thanks so much to the UT for reaching out and asking me to participate! Please visit the UT website for the full accessible article, but below are a few screenshots I wanted to share because (for once) I don't look like a tired AF mom in sweatpants, and that needs its own Pride parade!
Thanks to the kind folks at Country Queer for featuring my latest single "Disappearing" in their roundup of new music releases. Peep the article here!
To accompany my new single "Disappearing" I surveyed people who embody roles/identities that are socially revered yet sytemically under-resourced. Their responses were curated into a community digital art piece called "The Disappearing Project." (Accessible transcript also available).
Respondents reflect a range of ages, races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, dis/abilities, financial means, etc. I know in my heart this tiny sample just begins to scratch the surface of our society's toxic treatment toward parents, educators, essential workers, and more. The overarching theme? People feel exhausted and alone. I don't expect this song or project to heal the world, but I do hope you take the time to sit with these words, reflect on your own responses to the questions posed, and move forward in your lives/relationships with the understanding that so much hurt is bubbling underneath nearly every interaction you have with nearly every person.
So grateful to Global Texan Chronicles for always showing me love when I release new music. Peep the link to check out the single premiere and learn more about the inspiration and production. Couldn't have done this one with out the time and talents of Anna Ballew, Ben Grace Gilmore, and Salvatore Manalo!
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I had a fun day at Amplified Studios talking to my pal Gary Lee about music and community, my two favorite things. Also got to perform three songs live! Take a listen here.
I was doing bathtime/bedtime mama duties when I got the news from friends that “No Stopping It” was nominated for Best Pop Song for San Diego Music Awards - gotta say it’s always nice to be recognized, but it’s especially gratifying and gratitude-inducing when I’m covered in toddler snot. Thanks to the SDMAs for the good work they do putting music in schools and for the nomination! Please vote (and share if you wanna) starting now and daily through 3/25!
Single artwork Sydney Valiente
Song Produced by Alex Dausch at Studio Studios, Vox Recorded by Mike Kamoo at Earthling Studios, Drums recorded at Jules Stewart studios. (I love all these people).
Thank you to Country Queer for featuring my latest single "No Stopping It' in their latest roundup showcasing some new songs from various artists that all address mental health in some way or another!
A subtly addictive, gently rocking groove leads us into San Diego-based White’s latest single, an unabashedly honest appraisal of how she deals with anxiety – for better or worse, but as she notes, it’s “better out than in.”
Sweet news! My yet-to-be published song "Roses Are Dead" received Honorable Mention in the Lyrics-only category of the Songwriters Association of Washington's Mid-Atlantic Song Contest! This is my second HM recognition from the org (the first was for "Hands" back in 2016). I'm in the studio now working on production for this song, which will hopefully be a part of an album which will hopefully accompany my book which will hopefully be finished sometime this year or next. (Your girl's got big dreams and limited time, but I'm trying to make it happen!). Want to go behind the scenes as I make this song come to life? Head on over to my Patreon page to unlock exclusive content for as little as $2/month!
Thanks to San Diego Reader for including my new single "No Stopping It" in this week's Local Five column! I appreciate the local love and being included in the company of so many talented musicians!
Love, love, love Global Texan Chronicles and their steadfast support of my music - check out this lovely and kind review for "No Stopping It." Thanks for calling me a Tip Top songwriter - that made my eyes a little leaky!