I didn’t think it was possible to be this miserable.
365 days of music | day 4: “All Too Well” by Taylor Swift
"and you call me up again just to break me like a promise, so casually cruel in the name of being honest"
Studying, studying, studying.
365 days of music | day 3: “Something I Need” by OneRepublic
"and I had the week that came from hell and, yes, I know that you could tell"
365 days of music | day 2: “Uncharted” by Sara Bareilles
"and I don’t breathe, no I never meant to let it get away from me"
Today has been a very interesting day. We’ll have to wait and see if anything comes of it…
Wise words from the Liverpool Street Station toilets.
365 days of music challenge | day 1: “Empty Handed” by Lea Michele
"all I’ve ever known is how to hide a secret, but I’m tired of going on without believing"
So, my life has been pretty up and down recently which hasn’t allowed for much music and creativity. I’ve been going up to London for therapy every week and while it hasn’t caused any major change yet, I’m hopeful. I also had to have some dental work done which clearly affected my ability to sing for a while.
I’ve been feeling pretty awful. It’s hard to write a song when you feel terrible. And then I feel terrible because I can’t write a song. It’s a pretty rough never ending cycle.
I’m still trying though.
Never Too Old (Zoe Lewis Cover) - Lauren Alex Hooper
Zoe Lewis is a marvellous human being so if you haven’t heard of her, google her now. She’s an amazing songwriter and plays pretty much every instrument; she’s definitely one of my musical heroes. This is one of my favourite songs of hers which I learnt for my Mum’s last birthday and since my little brother turned eighteen this last weekend, I thought I’d record it and post it. I hope you like!
So, a lot has been happening recently but because of that, I’ve been super busy. I’m up in London for the next few days but I promise to update as soon as I have a free moment.
Crossing Lines (Lauren Alex Hooper Original Song)
So this is a song I wrote around this time last year and it’s taken this long really for people to convince me it’s any good. It’s kind of about holding onto people in the face of complicated lives. I hope you like it.
I literally cannot contain myself.
Clear Blue Sky (Skylar Grey Cover) - Lauren Alex Hooper
So I love the whole album but at the moment, this is my favourite. I hope you all like it.
Yesterday, we went on an impromptu adventure to Nyman’s Gardens to see this sculpture, Sculpture and Fire by Denis Tricot. The house it encompasses was partially burnt down almost forty years ago and this sculpture will be there until the anniversary, on the 19th February. It’s very beautiful.