This album is an experiment. After receiving a gift of free recording software, this album was made entirely in the comfort of a bedroom. I had a few songs already written and decided to start recording. As each track was recorded into the software, I started playing around with it just to familiarize myself with the software. In doing so, I found some cool effects and ways to mix music.
I got some feedback and criticism from people whom I had asked, but decided to be the hardheaded child inside while discarding it all and enjoying the feeling of jamming to my own music that I created. I have a firm belief that art can be created beautifully without the direction of more experienced artists. Each person's experience in learning how to form their own art will become an art in itself, and does not need to be defined. It may not come out exactly "right" the first time but each time it will be more refined and more unique. This holds true for life, as well as art. There are times when we need to tune out everyone who thinks they know best for you, tune in to your own needs and desires, and search for your own answers. It won't always come out perfect but you will always learn something that no one would have thought to teach you.
"Don't Look Down" is the title and first song of the album. It's so cliché, but just picture yourself climbing a steep mountain or cliff or whatever. You decided to climb this thing and not everyone approves of your dangerous decision. Your loved ones are at the bottom, saying, "Get down from there!!!" and, "You're going to fall!!" but you have already climbed a good distance. You committed yourself to climbing this mountain. Did I mention that you don't have all of the necessary safety materials with you, but only the stuff you could scrape up and thought, 'I can make this work?' So far it's working and the only thing you need to do is keep calm and stop freaking out so you don't start shaking so much that you lose your grip. And although all those people down there love you and want the best for you, if you let go at this point, the fall is just too far. So you tighten your grip, lift yourself upwards, and decide that if you want to get to the top, you better keep climbing and you had better not look down.
Thank you to Shaun Chesley, aka C. Chez for the software! Also for your drum track contributions on the following songs: Stupid Shit, These Niggas, Lazy, and Rockin.
Everything else (lyrics, instrumentation, performance, production): Jill Waters
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