I remember receiving this song from my friend Amy in its raw version via email. We exchanged our thoughts about it. My heart felt hers deeply. It was something different. Something brave. It inspired stepping out and trusting her own voice, not just her unique singing voice but the one deep within.
"I am prone to dream in colors like the shades of the Catalinas...".
I listen to it now in its finished version and I feel goosebumps and teary. I have seen friends with a blank canvas begin to paint their first stroke and build and layer and writing a song is much the same. To see and feel it from the beginning, it creates a connection to that piece. I feel so connected to her song Catalinas.
Her music draws me into layers of myself that store so much emotion: wounds, joys, holding on, letting go, grief, celebration, realization, awareness, secrets, openness, longing, peace. I like sitting with the feelings she evokes. She's like this urban faerie releasing magic through her words, her soul and her voice sounds so other worldly.
If you'd like to hear her new song Catalinas, you can download it for free here.