I am so very proud to present to you This Is Where We Are.
It's been 3 years since my last album (yikes! -- how the time flies!). And this album is a bit of a significant departure since then. But it really wasn't intentional. I've decided to conduct a short interview with myself, answering some frequently asked questions, and also a few of my own.
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Are you turning away from your acoustic side to try something else?
This new sound was definitely not intentional. I literally bought a keyboard and a new laptop with Logic Pro on it, plugged it all in, and opened a whole new door of sounds I'd always wanted to create with, but never before had the resources to even try. My songwriting still comes from a very acoustic place. And there are still acoustic songs on the album that are just as important to me.
Do you plan on making more albums like this in the future?
As with this one, and every other album I've made in the past, I have no idea! The goal for me is to have fun, stay inspired lyrically and sonically, and just see what happens.
Who were some of your musical influences while making this album?
Twin Sister / Beach House / Gardens & Villa / Sufjan Stevens / Lykke Li / Little Dragon
What were some of your non-musical inspirations while making this album?
The desert, where I wrote a lot of these songs; the movies I Am Love, and Scent Of A Green Papaya; Haruki Murakami's book 1Q84; and of course my husband. :)
What is this album about?
A lot of these songs are inspired by love. Good love, heartbroken love, friendship love. And the album title is basically saying that these songs reveal where I am now in my life.
Any upcoming tour plans?
Yes! The first one on the horizon is a short U.S. tour at the beginning of May. We're confirming dates and venues now... so please check on my website for updates!