Newness…

I’ve been working on a new album. I’m excited beyond words! Woohoo! Yay! Yay! This is not my first CD, but it’s my first solo album release. It’s not the Dee Stone Band. It’s not Stone/Wright. It’s just me 🙂

Most of the songs were written while I was in Los Angeles. Going out there was a part of the whole releasing-the-past-and-finding-myself process that I’ve been engulfed in for the past few years. Making the journey west and surviving for a year and a half was the most purifying experience of my life and, during the last few months out there, I realized I needed to record an album and give my journey to the song.

I am proud of the effort and thankful for the opportunity to express what’s in me. I am also extremely grateful for everyone who is contributing time and talent to help me get this thing done.

The first single, These Are the Days, is one my son, aka Don Suavé, did the track for.  How did it come about?  Well, having no way to record the song and send it to him, I sang it on his cell phone voice mail…all three minutes, lol.  A few days later, he emailed me a killer track!  I took that music track to Ignatius Mason at Infant Eyes Studio and added the vocals. Then, I asked Kristen Arant to come in and lay down some djembe tracks.  The final touch was asking my son to record a rap for it.  Finis! On to the mix down.  The whole process was incredibly simple and amazing!

Mailing list fam will get a free pre-release download of the new single.  Here are the lyrics:

These Are the Days

i’ve been running like a bandit
for a half a hundred years
swimming in a salty ocean
of my mommy, daddy tears
can’t please everybody
when nobody really cares
everything is an illusion
it’s the universal plan

sometimes you go around in circles
til you know where you belong
sometimes you have to stumble, flying blind
just so you can find the way back home
there’s joy in the pain
blessings in the rain
these are the days of my life

my soul is still awaiting
for my mind to understand
had to play it like a joker
couldn’t let them see my hand
but a poker face won’t save you
when your heart’s a burning rage
take a deep breath now, just smile
and tell ‘em everything’s ok

sometimes you go around in circles
til you know where you belong
sometimes you have to stumble, flying blind
just so you can find the way back home
there’s joy in the pain
blessings in the rain
these are the days of my life

listen now, truth is talking
don’t say a word, universe is calling
what you want to believe
won’t allow you to see

sometimes you go around in circles
til you know where you belong
sometimes you have to stumble, flying blind
just so you can find the way back home
there’s joy in the pain
blessings in the rain
these are the days of my life

© 2014 dee stone wright