Sunday, January 17, 2016

New Little Human / New Year / New Album

NEW LITTLE HUMAN




I've been a bit quiet lately, and it's mostly been because I was so focused on my pregnancy and soon-to-be-arriving baby.  All I wanted to talk about was baby stuff!!  But I wasn't sure when to reveal my pregnancy to the internet.  It's hard to keep anything safe and private anymore, so I guess I wanted to keep this little (big) secret to myself for as long as I could.  That being said, I feel so blessed to have had a healthy pregnancy and birth to a little boy just before Thanksgiving!!  

I've learned so much about myself through this special time... and also so much about babies and baby gear!  So many of my Mom-friends helped me so much with amazing advice and suggestions that there's a part of me that wants to return the favor and do the same.  So I'm contemplating starting another mini blog on all things Mom-hood and baby!  I have no idea who will follow it, so there's a good chance I'll be posting blogs to an empty room... but if you or anyone you know might be interested in this, do let me know!  

NEW YEAR

Happy 2016!!!  I love hearing other people's new year resolutions.  I find them super inspiring.  Have any you'd like to share?  Mine are pretty simple this year (as well as challenging):

Be Strong
Be Compassionate
Be Humble

NEW ALBUM

 a glimpse inside my work notebook


At the beginning of 2015, I was working full force on a children's album.  It's something I've wanted to do for years!  But then I realized the deadlines I was putting on myself were too hard to achieve, and were making my passion project no longer fun!  So I took a little break.  THEN, I found out I was preggers, and of course was re-inspired to finish the album with a few new songs and new ideas.  I made more realistic deadlines, keeping my pregnancy and changing body in mind.  As a result, I was able to finish the album full of joy and love.  I recorded this album mostly in a room in my home (which has now become the Nursery).  As I sang certain songs, I could feel my son kicking inside of me.  There is nothing but good vibes and genuine emotion on this album.  It's for children, and yet, it's also really just for all of us.  We're in the final stretch of mastering and artwork (which I'm really excited about!).  Since my son has been born, I've played him a few of the lullabies.  I'm not sure if they're familiar to him because he heard them from inside my tummy, but like clockwork, as soon as they begin, his eyes close and he konks out!  BEST COMPLIMENT EVER!!!  I hope it might work on other little kiddos too.  Or even for adults.  We're hoping to have it out in the world and in your hands this Spring -- so *fingers crossed* you'll hear it soon!

I wish you ALL so much love and peace in 2016!  

56 comments:

  1. Would definitely read your mini blog about momhood! And could use as many tips and pointers! Congrats on your bundle of joy!

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    1. Ok awesome!! Thanks for the encouragement! :)

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  2. Congratulations again on the new addition to your family. I look forward to your new album. My fiancee has a friend who teaches preschool and Sunday school, so I may get her a copy as well. I've always thought that "Astronaut", "In A Tree", and "When You Grow Up' were songs well suited for children.

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    1. Hi John,
      Thank you so much! Yes... those songs are pretty kid- friendly already!

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  3. Congratulations on the birth of your new little human and album. May you prosper and your music continue to inspire. Domo arigatou gozaimasu.

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  4. Hi Priscilla, congratulations on giving birth to a baby boy.:)) omg you will be the most beautiful and loving mother..✨💐 So excited to hear your new songs 💓🌾

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  5. I am soooo happy for you Priscilla!! I can't wait for your new album. I'd listen to anything you write.

    Best wishes for you, your new human, and your family. :)

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    1. Thank you! Can't wait for you to hear it!

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  6. Congratulations. Wow. I really didn't expect that amazing news from you but congrats again!

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  7. I'm so happy for you! Being a mother has been a wonderful experience for me. I would be so happy to follow a blog about all things mommy! And I'm also excited to listen to your new album! I feel so out of he music world as now I try and listen to things my little boy would like. I'm sure we will love what you have in store for us :)

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    1. I feel so out of EVERYTHING these days, hehe! I hope you and your family will like this new album. Congratulations to you on becoming a Mom as well!!

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  8. Congratulations on the new family member, P!
    It's minus 100% doubt that he is warmly cooed and lullabied.
    i look forward to hearing the new album.

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    1. hehe, it's true... I sing way more now every day than I ever have before.

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  9. Congratulations, Priscilla! Wish you the best for the new year, and looking forward to the new album *___*

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  10. congrats on the bundle of goodness! a mom/baby-hood blog would be wonderful to read/follow :)

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  11. So happy for you and your family! I hope you have an awesome year. My new year resolution is to finish high school and at the same time keep practising hard with my band. Every time I jam with them I feel like I am not getting better enough... but I will keep playing for my dream, just like you did! You are one of the biggest influence on me. Looking forward for your new album!

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    1. Those are great resolutions! I feel the same way about my guitar playing still to this day. Just keep playing and practicing! You'll only get better and better, and you'll find your style and your sound, which will also be growing and changing all the time. I wish you all the best!!

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  12. Was Watching when Marnie was there. When your voice came on at the end... Was a pleasant surprise! What a great song to a great movie.
    Have a healthy baby. And please tour to Singapore!

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    1. Thank you so much! I loooove Singapore! I hope I can play there again!

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  13. Priscilla, my little girl always loved your music (she knows the words to several songs)so a children's album will be even better! And yes, please do a mom blog!

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    1. Awww!!! This is so sweet! I can't wait for you both to hear the new album. I hope you like it!

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  14. Congrats Priscilla and welcome to the world little baby!^_^ Ever since I discovered you 4-5 years ago I thought that your soothing voice would make such a cute lullaby or children's album so really looking forward to it <3

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  15. Congratulation on the new addition to your family Priscilla! He's a lucky boy to hear you sing everyday. Would love to read you mommy blog if you started one! Hope you have a good one!

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  16. Hi Priscilla,
    First of all congratulations :) You must be so happy.
    Secondly, I just wanted to thank you for all of your beautiful music. I discovered you when I heard Fine On The Outside play in the trailer for When Marnie Was There. Needless to say I fell in love with your music right away. You have such a soothing and truly magnificent voice, and for me personally, your songs are highly relatable. Your song I See You brought tears to my eyes. I just wanted to express how much your music means to me. I am overjoyed at your mention of a new album and can't wait. I know you just had a baby, but I hope one day you tour again so I will have the opportunity to experience your music live. I hope you have an amazing year with your new son. You're awesome! :)

    Veronica

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you! The song "I See You" was definitely a contender to be the theme song for "When Marnie Was There". It's a very personal song for me. I'm so touched that it moved you in that way. I'm sure I'll be back on the road before I know it... time is just flying by!

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  17. Congratulations Priscilla!
    I'm sure both the little human and the new album are great :)
    I look forward to hearing your new songs.
    Have a great time with your family.
    I send you a hug from Italy, hoping to see you here soon!

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    1. Thank you so much! I would love to visit Italy one day...

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  18. Congratulations on your new addition! Can't wait to hear your new album! I am sure it will be filled with many more special melodies. I used to sing your song "In a Tree" to my daughter as a newborn and now she insists I sing it to her before bed every night! She calls it "our song."

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    1. This is the sweetest thing ever. Just made my heart melt. I love this!! Thank you for sharing this with me. <3

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  19. Simplesmente estou ansioso para poder ouvir essa nova novidade. Aguardamos com muito prazer esse novo trabalho. Parabéns por todas as musicas tão belas que você já nos pode presentear.

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  20. Congratulations to you and your family Priscilla! I just gave birth to our first son in Jan and was so excited to hear your news and to hear about this album - my little guy Graceson and I are listening to your last album and feeling peaceful...thanks for sharing your beautiful music - it's such a gift. We would love to follow along and share if u have a mom blog. Xoxo Julie from Toronto

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    1. Thanks Julie -- and big congratulations to you!!! So exciting! You have no idea how happy it makes me to hear that you and your little guy are listening to my music. :)

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    2. Thanks so much Priscilla! Graceson's 8 months already (wahhhhh!) and we're still loving to listen to you :) P.S. how do we get your new lullaby album in Canada?

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  21. I was missing your posts!!! <3 And now I'm totally excited on listening this new album. It's not on my plans have a baby but I'm am an enthusiastic on this subject, I love births and mummies ☺️

    For this year, I'm opening myself for having good interaction moments with old and new friends.

    Thanks for writting, you're inspiring.
    I already told you this when I bought tour albuns and you sent me a letter with them. <3

    Happy monkey new year!

    Beijos com carinho, Mari.

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    1. Hi Mari,

      Thank you so much! What a beautiful "resolution". Happy New Year! xo

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  22. Congratulations on your New Things! I've been listening to your songs for about 3 years already (thanks to a random search on YouTube) and I'm so happy you're coming out with a Children's Album! Perfect because I want to play that for my soon-to-come-out little girl. I often have your songs play in the background for my baby :D

    Again, congratulations <3

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    Pat
    tunogdunong.wordpress.com

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    1. Hi Pat -- Big exciting congratulations to you and your soon to arrive little girl!!! :) What an honor to have my music be played for her...

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  23. I'm young mother too... My son has 5 months. Sometimes I watched your blog and wondering, when you'll be mom and here I read so nice news.
    Be happy and satisfied.
    All best wishes from Poland

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    1. Thank you! And congratulations to you and your baby! :)

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  24. Congrats on the new baby!!!!!! Thanks for writing Fine on the Outside, it really saved me when I felt lonely:))))))

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm so happy that my song could help you in some way. <3

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  25. Priscilla

    I have been a fan of yours since I first heard "Dream" set to a friends online photo album of her newborn baby girl. I played the life outta that album on my iPod nano while studying in my local Starbucks, but then life happened and now three little girls later, I'm searching Spotify for good music to play as my girls are doing artwork, putting together puzzles, etc and I remembered you!! I have been streaming your 2011 album all day today, and can't wait to get acquainted with your even newer album as well.

    I also remembered this blog (the blog name stuck with me;) and I'm so glad you're still here blogging!! Please do a mommy blog!! I'll gladly follow. :)

    -with love from San Antonio

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! Wow -- 3 girls!! Amazing!!! I hope you can check out my new kids' album, LA LA LA. And the mom blog is happening! It's called Mama P In A Tree. ;)

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  26. Just came across you blog, which is fab by the way!
    But want to say a massive congratulations to you both on the birth of you new little one
    From
    Steph and Danny
    The magicians in England ��

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    1. Hi guys!!! What a pleasant surprise!!! And wow.... I have NOT checked my blog comments enough -- you posted this forever ago! I don't even know if you'll see this... but I hope you're doing well! I miss watching you teach Mike how to do magic! I was so envious of all the skills he was learning! You two were so sweet. :)

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  27. Hello Priscilla! Congratulations on your baby boy. I have also become a dad recently and it is absolutely fantastic. I picked up your site from a web stat domain that I encountered while looking into my own blog stats things. We share the same IP, which is strange. So I wanted to leave a message and say hello. i read your blog an went to see your site, wonderful music. Have a great day. Thanks for the music and thoughts. -Stefan

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    1. Hi! So crazy that we share the same IP! Thanks so much for taking it one step further and checking out my music and letting me know! So sweet of you! Your blog is super cool!! It looks like you have an amazing and fun job! Wow. And congrats on your new little baby!!! It is pretty much the best, right? All consuming and challenging, but the best. Thank you for saying Hi. :)

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