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2024: A Musical Odyssey - My Journey in Writing, Recording, and Releasing New Music

Well, Here is my first blog! As I release "My Way Home" this Friday, I wanted to invite you to join me on a reflective journey through the trials and triumphs in 2024 as I begin to release new music almost every month this year, the process has been quite the rollercoaster ride!


Ah, the sweet agony of creation. As any musician will tell you, the process of writing a new song is when joy and frustration often dance hand in hand. For me, the journey begins with a spark of inspiration, a fleeting melody that whispers to me. And so, sometimes singing into my phone, writing down a title or line I start.

Lee Kennedy recording at East Iris Studios TN
East Iris Studios - Nashville TN

The initial stages are always filled with excitement. There's a buzz in the air as I strum and hum, searching for that elusive golden nugget of a hook that will anchor the song. But oh, how fickle the muse can be! For every moment of clarity, there are hours of stumbling in the dark, chasing shadows and false starts. It's a delicate dance of trial and error, of pushing boundaries and daring to defy conventions. Yet, amidst the frustration and self-doubt, there are moments of pure magic. Like when a chord progression clicks into place, or when a lyric emerges fully formed. It's these fleeting instances of creative bliss that keep me coming back for more, despite the countless hurdles and roadblocks along the way.


And then, finally, comes the recording phase – a whirlwind of late nights and madness. Armed with nothing but a microphone and an idea, I pour my heart and soul into every note, every nuance, striving to capture the song as I hear it in my head. It's a labor of love, to be sure, but one that is fraught with its own set of challenges and moments of pounding my head into the wall.


Technical glitches, gremlins that lurk everywhere. Always threatening to derail the entire process. And let's not forget the ever-present specter of perfectionism, whispering insidiously in my ear, tempting me to endlessly tweak and refine until the magic is lost. But through it all, I persevere, fueled by the belief that somewhere amidst the chaos, there lies something special waiting to be born.


Finally, after what feels like an eternity of blood, sweat, and tears, comes the moment of truth: the release. There's a mix of anticipation and trepidation as I send my creation out into the world, like a parent watching their child take their first tentative steps. Will it be embraced with open arms, or will fall into obscurity, destined to be forgotten?


In the end, none of that matters. Because no matter the outcome, I know that I've poured every ounce of myself into this musical odyssey, and that in itself is its own reward. So here's to the struggle, the joy, and everything in between – without them, what would this all mean?


And so, as I start releasing new music, "My Way Home" drops this Friday May 17th, I invite you to join me on this wild and wonderful journey, as new music comes to life in 2024. Who knows what wonders await us? One thing's for certain – it's sure to be one hell of a ride.


Sing Loud, Laugh Hard, Love Deep!

Love Always!

Lee

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Your music is beautiful ans so are you

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