It’s the last week of March 2014, and I sit here by myself at a McDonald in Warner Robbins GA in what seems like a million miles away from home. I’m still on tour. My schedule has gotten lighter, and I welcome the time it affords me to relax and just be. It obviously gives me time to reflect, and I caught myself reflecting on my time on The Voice, and in particular my battle round performance.
I just got done watching my battle round performance, and in retrospect, the only thing that comes to mind is that “What was I thinking?” I watched as I sang the song “message in a bottle” by sting and how I tried to sell the song by vocal acrobatics that do not come naturally to me. I guess the magnitude of the moment caught up to me, and to get an edge, I conspired against my own natural voice by trying things I don’t normally do.
Don’t get me wrong, God has blessed me with a voice that I can’t take any credit for. A voice that conveys a melody with simplicity and an occasional vocal acrobatics. A voice that’s all about feeling and story telling, than vocal acrobatics. Not saying there’s anything wrong with vocal acrobatics, but different strokes for different folks.
It’s been two years now and I’ve learned a lot over the years. I’ll always be learning. Today I make a promise to myself to be true to my voice. What better time to start than my next show which is in 2 hrs at a coffee house in Columbus GA.
Till the next time, keep making good music the soundtrack to your life!