So far, this blog has focused primarily on fashion, health and fitness, and as of late, travel, as I spent the past semester in Rome and traveling throughout Europe. Now that I am back home, I have decided that I really want to incorporate a huge passion of mine into this blog: music.
I have been playing guitar and writing music since I was 16 years old. I released an album on iTunes (Take Me or Leave Me) in April 2012, and released a single (Deserve) in October 2014 (Deserve can also be heard on Spotify!). Unfortunately, since being in college, music is something that I have not been spending as much time on as I want to, especially while in Italy sans guitar 😦
One of the first things I did when I got home was pick up my old friend and start playing again. I recorded this cover of I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith. It’s not perfect, but it makes me proud and happy. This cover is my first step toward getting back into one of my biggest passions in life, after taking a bit of a vacation.
I hope you enjoy this cover. If you want to hear more, you can find me on Youtube, Facebook, and Spotify.
Thanks for listening!
For those of you who don’t know me too well, allow me to let you in on a big aspect of my life: my passion for music. I have been singing since I could speak, was a total theater kid, and now, I am a singer/songwriter and am in an a cappella group at my school! This past weekend was huge in the music department of my life, so I thought it would be fun to share the weekend’s events on The Pace.
On Friday, I released a new version of a song from my EP, Take Me or Leave Me. The song is called “Deserve” and you can buy it on iTunes here! Life hits us hard sometimes with things that make us feel worthless and inferior, and we can’t always rely on other people to be the ones to bring us out of this low state. The main message of “Deserve” is that we need to be a constant source of support and encouragement in our own lives; we need to be the ones that recognize and fight for what we deserve. I think this is a message that everyone can relate to. I would love to hear your thoughts on the song!
I also performed at The New Leaf Club in Bryn Mawr, PA on Friday night. I was so thankful for all of my friends and family who came to watch me perform. Let’s just say, I could have #blessed that Insta a million times over.
Saturday was another exciting day! I am a proud member of the Villanova Supernovas, a co-ed a cappella group at my university. On Saturday, we accepted an invitation to audition for NBC’s The Sing Off in New York City. We had so much fun traipsing around the city (in the rain) and singing in front of judges like Deke Sharon (aka the a cappella superstar who does vocal arrangements for Pitch Perfect!!).
On Saturday night, we traveled back to the Nova Nation to perform at A Cappella Spolozza, a concert that raises money for Villanova’s Special Olympic Fall Festival. The Supernovas performed our version of the girl-power hit, “Bang Bang.” If you want to witness a lot of sass, incredible riffing, and hear me rap…check out this video.
All in all, it was a fantastic weekend that truly reminded me of all I have to be thankful for in my life. Music really has a way of doing that. 🙂