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OUT NOW: "One Kiss More"

I used to swear I'd never write love songs.

In my defense, I had never been in love, and I think that was part of the reason why. I had nothing to relate them to. Love songs felt unnecessarily cheesy to me, and when they weren't, they were heartbreaking. I was a thirteen-year-old who had never been through heartbreak, and who stubbornly refused to indulge in anything remotely cheesy (other than the food itself), so I had no connection to either of those things - And as a result, I had no desire to write about them.

As I grew older, though, I began to write a lot more about heartbreak. Not necessarily the romantic kind, but heartbreak none the less. I've come to learn that I have a habit of falling in love with things (much more frequently than I do with people), and eventually, I think I managed to fall in love with being sad. Or writing sad songs, at least. But that grew tiring after a while, so I gave in and started writing about other things.

"One Kiss More" followed swiftly in suit. Actually falling in love had a little bit to do with it, but the song itself can be applied beyond just that. It's a bright, bubbly anthem meant to bring the love back into love songs, for both myself and others. Screw writing about heartbreak and hopelessness (I've done enough of that already) - This song is all about the impatiently giddy feeling that comes with wanting to see someone you love again (whether that's your significant other, or child, or cat). There's a special kind of comfort and joy that comes with knowing you have someone to steal one more kiss (or hug!) from, despite time or distance.


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P.S. If you're a songwriter like me who is constantly on the lookout for producers and artists to collaborate with, check out ItyDity! It's how I met my producer for the track, Jonah Brockman, and is a great tool to share your creative vision and get to know people who can help bring your projects to life.

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OUT NOW: "Intrepid" EP

In January of this year,

I made a promise to myself. I don't usually make New Year's resolutions, but I did just this once: I promised myself that I would stop being afraid of everything, and start taking action and responsibility for the things I have been too scared to do.

As a result of this promise, I started working on a project I have been talking about for a very long time. After over six years of near-constant songwriting, and with a backlog of over 30 songs, I felt like I was finally ready and willing to work on my very first EP. The word "Intrepid" quickly became a motto for me throughout the process. I wanted to use the songs that resulted as a way to embody the spirit of fearlessness and adventure I had never allowed myself to properly explore in the past.

Over the course of the last 3 months, I have slowly been releasing each of the 4 songs Chase Martinez and I have been working so hard on together. Nearly all of them, except for one, were written as brand new assets to this project. Today, I officially uploaded the EP as an album to all major streaming services, and can finally say... it's here!


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