Riding the Waves/ Vamonos Y'all!
Hola mis Amigos! I hope this email finds you and yours well and wonderful. It has been a whirlwind of life and adventures since I last checked in with many with you. As an independent artist, wife and momma sometimes the best I can do is wake up and ride the waves. Speaking of waves there has been so much magic happening to catch you up on. First up is the amazing fun time we had filming my next single and video "VAMONOS" (Let's Go) in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. I was so blessed to have found director Miguel Valle who had just worked with Coldplay, producer Jerry Carlon and crew to film me and capture the passion and fun in the sun. Two days, 6 people, a drone, two golf carts, a crazy beautiful island in the Mexican Caribbean and crashing a wedding later we had captured the heart and spirit of what I love about Mexico, the Mexican people and of course Isla Mujeres.
It was a moving experience as only a few years ago I had co-written this song on a rainy day in Nashville as I was going through the worst time of my life. At the time I was hopeless and could not see a future worth living. I had lost my record deal and every dream I held in my heart. Thankfully my co-writers Mark Marchetti and Will Robinson had an idea that came through, cheered me up and gave me a window to a life I would one day live ...a little more happy and free , singing in the sunshine again. After writing the song and at the end of my divorce, I followed the inspiration of the lyric on a trip by myself to Isla Mujeres where I cried into the ocean and made peace with my past. I made a decision then and there that I would live my life with my heart wide open and give back what I had been given. I got that time was ticking and I could waste a lifetime in regret or choose to live the song I had written.
That defining trip shaped and changed my life forever. Even in the midst of some crazy hard timesI still choose on most days to see the best in life and people, to focus my lens on things that touched my heart, fuel my passion, joy and fire. This song is and was my medicine that breathed new hope into me. It is my greatest desire to share that joy with as many people as possible in hopes that it brings some joy,laughter and fiery fun into the world in the midst of some crazy times. Since those days ,those tears have dried and I have had the great pleasure of not only dreaming but bringing my dreams to life as a mother, wife, artist and friend traveling all over the world with my music. For all of this and more .. I am grateful and ready to say YES to singing in the sunshine and riding the waves all over again!!
Here's a little taste of the magic to come. We will be releasing the video and single in the coming weeks and I could not be more excited, humbled and grateful! Thanks you so much for fanning my fiery angel flames along the way and for believing in me till I could believe in myself. Here's to another adventure of a life time!