Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Patchwork Life album release and music video debut

Patchwork Life is released today! I just wanted to say thank you all so much for your sweet comments and emails, and for helping me spread the word about it. I’m so proud of how it turned out and I’m so glad that you all love it as much as I do. Click here to buy your copy TODAY! It's also on iTunes! (Pst, you can also ask your local record shop to order it for the store!)

The first review of Patchwork Life hit the internet yesterday courtesy of Adrian Ainsworth who sent in a review to UK's The Word. In it he says,
“On the first few listens, you wonder how she does it. And by then, the fact that it's mostly a capella takes a back seat to the sheer power of the songs. Each track is intricate and hypnotic."
Read the rest here. Thanks Adrian!

For the release of Patchwork Life, I decided this past weekend that I should make a video for one of the songs. Dontcha just love last minute ideas? I chose “It’s Not You, It’s Me” because of how well it's been received by early listeners. It’s definitely one of my favorites from the album and one of my favorites to sing as well.

This song is very much about singing my inner thoughts and feelings, so for the video, I wanted to have a "silent me" and a "singing me" projected onto my face as if you are seeing my inner thoughts. The only problem was: I don’t have a projector. Or a dedicated video camera, for that matter. But what I DID have was a Cannon G7 camera w/ video capabilities…. And believe it or not, I had everything I needed to make my own projector. I made it out of a cardboard box, my son’s magnifying glass, and my cell phone. Technology is a wonderful thing. Over the course of two middle-of-the-nights and armed with a few simple tools, I made this video. Enjoy!

Behold the projector! You can make one, too.