“This is a story of how music saved me, and how I found my passion in life.”
If it wasn’t for music, I would have killed myself. My story is the story of how music saved me, and the journey I took to write and release my first work of music. “Lost in the Dream” is what I called the EP, with the artist name “Dreams We’ve Had”. This is how it happened.
Three years ago I was practicing piano frustrated and angry. I was depressed; I was mad at the world, mad at myself, and mad that I had to practice piano. I angrily smashed three chords on the piano when it happened. The chords that I played were new to me; they were, for some odd reason, beautiful. A euphoric feeling rushed through my body, as I experienced something I never had before. This sensation was the feeling of writing, the feeling of creating something raw, and from the heart. Ever since then I have been in love with music, in love with the way it speaks and moves, and in love with the ability I have to create beauty, and to inspire.
During this time I was incredibly sad, and lonely. I thought the world hated me, and I thought the world rejected me. When I found that I had the ability to write music, it was my escape. I went from hating the piano, to making it the central aspect of my life. I played piano for hours and hours, every day, endlessly trying to find inside me the next melody, or chord progression that was trying to get out. Music became my first love. It was something that gave me hope, and happiness, and over the course of the next two years, I used it to cope with my depression, and later, break free from those chains that bound me. It was during this time that I wrote the songs that would later become my first record, “Lost in the Dream”.
I decided that I wanted to share my music with the world. I got together with my brother who is an audio engineer and producer, and with him recorded and produced five songs. As fate would have it, I am a terrible singer, so I put together a team of five singers to record my voice. The limitation of not being able to sing, in fact wasn’t a limitation at all, but it allowed me to work with incredible vocalists, and push my message further. We also used four instrumentalists (drums, guitar, bass and myself for keyboard), to record the record.Once we finished mastering the songs, a release date was picked. On August 27th, “Lost in the Dream” was available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, and everything else. My dream had come true.
Music is my love, and my passion. I will leave with this conclusion: do what you love, and you will succeed. If you have found something that you love to do, it doesn’t matter how good you are at it, your circumstance, or who you are, if it is what you love, it will drive you to success. And if financial success, or fame never comes, it will not matter, because you will be happy in doing what you love. This is the story of how music saved me, and how I found my passion in life.
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