Saturday, 27 February 2010

Sublime

Just a snippet of a forthcoming song. :)

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Violet 'helps'...

(you can click on it to make it bigger :))

Monday, 22 February 2010

Updates :)

Hello everyone! I'm back! Lol.

I have a few of updates for you. :)

Right, firstly - I hope you are all well. :) I'm very sorry that I haven't been around much lately, I've been really busy with my artwork. But I think I'm pretty much done now. :)

I printed it all out on Saturday evening, thinking I'd done everything and it was ready to go, but then I had second thoughts about some of the images and re-did a lot of bits on Sunday. Today we got in touch with the printing company and asked a few questions, and all I need to do now is sort out my files, drop in a barcode, print out a little guide and send it off to get some proofs. :) Then when I've received the proofs and okayed them/sent them back, they get started on printing the actual CDs. :) Cooooool. :D

When I've received the CDs I'll sort out a release date and get the orders sorted out. :) Aaaah! :)

And here's the album cover...


Number 4. :) I've used a couple of the other pictures inside the booklet. Hopefully they'll turn out OK.

You may also have noticed that I've been fiddling around with the design of the website to correspond with the album artwork. There are going to be bits and bobs changing, so don't panic if things disappear/seem a bit weird for a few days. It'll just be me fiddling around with stuff. :)

Actually I think that's it for now. :)

I hope you are all well. :)

TTFN

Love Holly xxxxx

Monday, 15 February 2010

Getting there......

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry it's been a tad quiet lately! I've been really busy with my artwork recently - only two pages to go now though! Phew! And then I need to send it off. :) Pretty cool, huh?

I've also just returned from a couple of days break in Bournemouth. I haven't been feeling well lately, I've had a sore throat and a horrible cough so haven't been able to do any singing...it's so frustrating. Even though I've still got a cough, I'm feeling better - so it's back to the arty stuff. I warn you now - it's not great, it's just that I'm a perfectionist so I need everything to be just how I'd like it to be. I'm no artist, but I do enjoy art. I studied it for my GCSEs and it took up a lot of my time because I'm such a perfectionist!

Anyway, I'd better go now.

Speak to you soon. :) xxxxxx

Monday, 8 February 2010

Beyond the Silent Sea

Hey everyone. :)

Just thought I'd tell you a bit more exciting news! Lol. :)

Did I ever tell you about my song 'Will You Come Home' being made into a trance/dance song? Lol. - Well if I didn't, I have now! :)

Darren Smith, the man behind 'New Aged Travellers' tranced it up a bit (a lot) by my request. I think someone suggested it on the original video on YouTube and as we wanted to collaborate on something, I asked him if he was up for it, and he certainly was. :)

And the result is 'Beyond the Silent Sea' and it is currently the best-selling track on a Dance Compilation CD - and the joint best-selling track released by a certain record label. (Called Diamond Life Records) Pretty cool!!!

Here is the link if you'd like to have a listen to it in its entirety. :)

http://soundcloud.com/darren-smith-1/beyond-the-silent-sea

:D I just know that this will be TV's cuppa tea! ;)

TTFN xxxxx

Saturday, 6 February 2010

:D :D :D

HELLO!

I'm feeling exceedingly chipper this evening. I thought I'd just share a quick thought with you before I go up the wooden hill to bed. :)

About an hour ago, I left a little message for Suzanne Vega on Twitter - (as you can see on my Twitter page) - and she replied!!! It was just a 'thank you!!!!!' but it shows that she's a nice person as well as being a brilliant musician. :)

YAY!!! :)

Anyhoooow. Lol.

TTFN xxxx

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

It's all in the mind...

Hi everyone... :)

So - I managed to upload it! Here's a quick link for anyone who wants to see the vid from here...



At last! Lol. Next for an original I guess. (Fingers crossed)

I'm going to try to explain a comment I made the other day on the comments section here - saying that 'the problem is in my mind' (or something like that)...

When it's been ages, and I'm due to put on another video - suddenly I panic, and nothing I do seems to turn out right. Even if other people think what I've done sounds fine, I can never properly hear that - making it really hard to hear what's good and what's not.

On Saturday when I was trying and failing to do 'Warmer in May' - everything seemed to 'not sound right' - and I think that that was maybe (probably) something to do with going to the studio. Now that I've been there and have heard what my songs can actually sound like (all professionally recorded/mixed etc.) it feels like my brain won't settle for any less....which is a bit of a pain in the bum really! - As I really don't have the skills that Gareth and Olli do.

Anyhow, I shall persevere...maybe the key is to leave less time between each video. Easier said than done though. :-S

TTFN xxxxx

Monday, 1 February 2010

Phew!

New video to be uploaded shortly... ;)