I’ve only written a few songs in my lifetime, most of them for music coursework years ago. But now I really feel the need to write my own songs to my own words.
In my singing technique I am coming closer to finding the voice that is truly mine – but at the same time I’m pouring that voice into moulds that don’t fit it. I’m a modern woman singing songs written by men in times where women’s lives were entirely different.
I don’t want to sing songs of heartbreak and dependency – I want to sing of the strength of being who I am and the power of interdependence. I want to sing songs that heal broken hearts – songs about growing and learning and becoming.
If I can’t find songs that say what I want to say, I will have to write my own!