I hope you’ve had a restful & uplifting weekend, & are ready to tackle this new week.
I’ve had a lot going on personally so Friday, leading into the weekend came with much welcomed rest & reflection.
WHAT LAST WEEK TAUGHT ME
As you may know I write songs for a living & in the process of creating, you really get an understanding of oneself & new life lessons. Infact, last week taught me to never give up on a song, or anything I believe in for that matter!
This game comes with lots of rejection. Such as life, but what I’ve come to understand is that ‘No’ can often mean ‘not now’. Im a true believer of God’s timing being the best time. Just trust your instincts & keep it moving.
Scan back to March, I posted about the release of a record I had co-written with Nano called ‘Hold on‘. After coming in second at Melodifest (The national swedish contest to be their Enrovision entrant) the song went to do really well in Sweden.
What if I told you that, one year earlier that very song had gotten rejected? What if I told you that some of those rejections were complete & utter silence….No “we are looking for something else, no “No thanks”, just straight air. It wasn’t even worth a reply….
Although that can be the nature of this business, rejection can still sting your sensitive little heart at times. However the bigger lesson I got from the song was to hold on. You see sometimes when God is working on your behalf, you don’t always get a reply or a memo. You have to have faith that something better is on the horizon.
This song means a lot to me for that reason & has become somewhat of a mantra, & that anything done with conviction will eventually find the right audience & space in the world.
That being said, I’m super excited to say that Billboard Magazine premiered the video in an article on friday. The visuals capture the message of persistance & faith & also happened to be produced by Prince Michael Jackson. Please check out the video & let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Anyway, have an amazing week!
A x 💋