I am SO excited to finally have my album, Dashboard Renegade out and available to everyone! Creating this album has been such an incredible learning process for me and I really feel like I poured my heart and soul into it.
Ever since I started writing and co-writing at 15, I have never been able to stop. There is just something so magical and surreal about walking into a room with sometimes complete strangers and creating something so raw and vulnerable. You experience a moment with that person by creating something that wasn’t there a few hours ago. Writing “80 proof “was one of those crazy moments. I wrote that song with 2 of my closest friends, Lisa Scinta and Joey Resly. Lisa came into the session with the song title “80 Proof” and I had a concept idea that kind of fit with that. And just like that, the beginning of that song was born. It took us literally ALL DAY to finish it. When we finally got to the end of the session, I just felt that this song was so raw, and SO relatable. I'll never forget that feeling.
I think being a songwriter AND an artist make it much easier for me to truly be myself. My fans get to listen to the words and thoughts that come straight from my heart. My songs really do represent exactly each side of me. I love being able to share my experiences and my thoughts through music and I love the idea of having my fans really connecting with my songs and using them as a tool either for healing or just to make them happy.
I am so proud to have written 7 out of the 11 songs on this album. It’s been a long journey, and one that I am constantly learning from. I truly couldn’t have made this record without the people that listened and helped turn my ideas into songs. To the writers who believed in me and brought me into writes and are constantly teaching me and allowing me to grow as an artist - I love you! And to the fans who have supported me along this journey, THANK YOU!!!!
I hope you guys love the album as much as I loved making it.