Is there something that you have meant to do for years? I give you an example: My first attempt at recording a solo album goes back to 2003. I actually recorded kind of first draft of the album in one afternoon. The idea was to just record ten songs with acoustic guitar and my voice, nothing more. But “things” got on the way and I never finished the album. Over the following eleven years I started and stopped few times. It wasn’t until late 2013 I finally got around to writing, recording and actually finishing my first solo album. That album, “Northern Boy” came out in March 2014. It also started a chain of events, like a ripple effect, that still keeps kicking me in the ass every morning 😉
You’d be attempted to say that the “time was right”. But the fact was, I finally got the courage to step out of my comfort zone. I was brave enough to expose feelings in songs I was scared before. You see, if you do everything in your comfort zone, you never push your self, you never expose that wounded soul. Why would you want to do that, you might ask. And let me answer by saying this: When I started to expose my self, share my deeper inner feelings, fears, failures, but also joys and success, or sometimes even the mundane every day things, that is when people started to feel connection with me and my music.
By stepping out of your comfort zone as an artist is when you start to grow. What could you do today to make that leap?
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE