Have a Little Courage
January 15, 2009
The release of my first two singles - wow. Seems crazy to think that anyone in the entire world can just type "Arlanna Snow" into Amazon.com, iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster and my album comes up. I just have to explain a few things, though.
First of all, my producer was hoping I would wait to finish the entire album before I released it to the world (which means it would have a normal amount of songs on it, not just my first two singles), but I guess when it comes to my music I get a teensy bit impatient. So for those of you wondering, what the heck kind of album has two songs on it? Well, mine. I call it a teeny-tiny mini EP.
Secondly, the album cover that is currently gracing my songs is NOT -- I repeat NOT -- the official album cover. My official album cover is actually pretty amazing. It was designed by Abacab Designs - Brian Curran -- and will be taking the place of the extremely boring navy blue cover with white writing once my album is complete.
Have a Little Courage is a personal title for me which I have always imagined to be the name of my freshman album for years upon years. Its kind of a throwback to my favorite film of all time - the Wizard of Oz. I guess I see myself as the Cowardly Lion - living his entire life afraid of everything but finally realizing he had courage all along when faced with some of his greatest fears. The songs on the album are sort of my journey into that realization. So it's all wrapped up into a nice, neat little package of fun. Now, isn't that cute?
Anyway - I am now nearing the finish line of the third song. I will only say that the title of it is "Sometimes" and is a bit different from the past two songs you've heard. I can't wait for the finished product, as it's one of my faves.
Thanks to everyone who has downloaded the first two tracks so far - you should feel very charitable! Letting everyone hear what I have held in for so long makes me nervous, but your positive feedback has given me the continued courage I need to keep going. So, thank you a million times! And please stay with me because there is SO much more to come. Happy New Year to all!