Tag: newsong


  • how does it feel..

    …to be a body? I wrote a whole record of songs based on that question.^ As always, I embarked on the project at an overly ambitious time (finishing undergrad and starting grad school) and most of the songs never made it past demo stage. And I don’t know if any of the other songs will […]

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  • the tricks

    Sometimes the tricks stop working. The 54321, and the box breathing, journaling, meditating. It just all stops working. And then sometimes it starts working against you. You notice your breath, but is it too shallow? too heavy? is the way you’ve always breathed? are you getting enough oxygen? is there carbon monoxide in the air? […]

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  • “my little brother” | bibliography

    There are so many things I despise about academia (you probably know this about me if we have spoken for 5 minutes), BUT one thing I love is a good bibliography. Bibliographies are the foundation of the writing process. I love to read them as I research, and I love to write them because it […]

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  • my little brother || lyrics

    I distinctly remember the impossibility I felt as a child that I/we would ever be anything other than kids. It seemed impossible that my siblings would have their own family, or that our priorities would shift, or that we would have real responsibilities. That we would get jobs. Or not live in the same house. […]

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  • autumn nostalgia

    something changes inside you as you watch your younger siblings become adults.  it’s one thing to come of age, but something different—maybe sweeter, maybe more difficult— to watch them come of age, too.  this song feels like October to me. it’s all about change. observing it. taking part in it. accepting it. i decided to actually […]

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  • studio diary #1: “my little brother”

    i feel like whenever I hear a Classical Music piece that is about death, the piece always ends with long, slow upwards scale. it kind of illustrates our ideas of death and afterlife. how does a body leave the earth? or where do we go when we die? up, right? towards the heaven? our “spirits” […]

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  • grown from within – original song | demo

    behind the song: I mean, the truth is that I really like the chords: a minor, D major, G major, E Major that ends up in G major. I’m very much into applied chords, especially if they take us into a minor key. Then I just started singing words on top of that progression. It […]

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  • novice– original song | demo

    Being in your mid-twenties is weird. You’re just starting your career, but you’re also educated and have some experience. It’s like everyone knows that you’re a novice, but also you’re given responsibility as if you’re not. And now people are counting on you to to know things. And then also, every mistake feels like it […]

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  • little brother — original song | demo

    I wrote this song last summer. And then I wrote this note to myself in my phone: We’re in the clear now, though 😉

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