Call me Katie Ann, Lady K.... call me whatever you want. Yes, I am a singer who produced my own album. Make no mistake. My music career is not a job for me, it's a love of my life. Plus jobs are suppose to make you money and thus far it's been more like an investment waiting for a return. But that's OK with me because I'm not doing this for money anyway. I write music because I love to and I will be writing regardless of where I am in life, rich or poor. One thing I promise is to never stop keeping it real.
Right now is one of the best times in my life. I am watching my dream become reality. The Ride is coming to life. I started writing music eleven years ago when I was 19. At that time I had eleven years of playing piano on me. And 4 years of being a piano teacher. Piano quickly became the forefront of my life. Now eleven years later my dream is coming to life. My album is finished and on the edge of being released. I can't be happier and more ready to share my music with the world. I have waited a long time and perfected my skills. Watched and studied the music game. Taken many approaches to creating an album. Finally in the end I realized the only way to create my album with my originality is to create it myself.
If only it were that easy. Creating the album was an extremely tedious task that took years upon years of trial and error. Aaliyah's song, "Try again" was always bumping in my playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qOnInTJsos. I always told myself since day one- "Just do what you know." I had to teach myself how to make it in this game. And what is making it anyway??? For me making it is finishing my album.
My entire twenties was dedicated to writing my album. The Ride morphed so many times. Twisting and turning. I'm glad it did too because it wouldn't be what it is today. As I grew so did my music. My musical content began as a young, rebellious, outraged young lady. I took out my aggressions and depressions in my music. I started my career as a rapper. People called me "Lady K." Back then, I didn't know who myself was, who God was, who my true friends were, what love really meant. I was trying to figure out life. The Ride began in a really ugly and dark place of life. But the music was my savior. I clung to it for safety and it guided me. My drive to create my album kept me going every day and wanting to try harder. It helped me climb out of the darkest hole I have ever been in. Rock bottom.
Now I have well over a hundred songs that are recorded. I have a countless amounts of beats that I have produced. I've been in and out of so many recording studios so many times I can't even count. Endless hours. But that's what you do when you really love something and believe in it.
I decided to record my album on my own and not go with a record label because I needed to define myself. I didn't want a record label telling me how to create my music. If it doesn't sound good then let my fans make that decision. I like what I write and no one else can create my style except me. As an emerging artist now, maybe one day I will sign to a record label. For now I don't see the need to. I found an awesome team of people who have helped me create a top of the line album that I have worked my butt off to fund. Why, at this point, would I want to sign my life away to a label? You give me a good reason and maybe I will consider. But don't think money is the answer because I won't be signing my life and morality away for dollar bills. Sorry- no deals with the devil here. I have God on my side and he is going to get me through to the other side with or without.
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