WHAT THE SONG IS ABOUT: “Look At Me Again” is a reflection of spirit, drive and passion; hovering and somehow always hopeful; yet melancholy from lost love and missed opportunities. It is an expression of ones self; a cryptic confession of sorts; an embodiment of one's entire life in two verses. The listener may even find that they can relate to this "soulful singer" and perhaps they will be inspired to look inside themselves to find the artist hiding from within.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN:
This song, "Look At Me Again", initially started out as a poem many years back. It was a very sad time for me back then and I was soul searching; trying to figure out who I was and the role I played in the lives of others. And the words just came to me one day, as did with much of the other poetry I had written. But something about this one was very special. I think I knew it was meant to be a song because one day, I started hearing music in my head, which seemed to go perfectly with the words. I couldn't get this music out of my head and I kept humming and singing until one day I picked up some sheet music and started trying to write the notes down as best as possible (considering my limited music theory background, that is). But I did the best I could, strumming the guitar, writing the chords and notes. And I came up with something that I could call a musical rendition of sorts. At least it got those darned music notes out of my head.
After that I did nothing with this beautiful song for many years. It took some time in fact for me to gather enough courage to contact my daughter’s former piano teacher, a well known concert pianist, to help me transpose the music into something legible; and that he did. We spent some hours practicing but I had no idea at that time what my plans were going forward. I only knew that I wanted to embark on this project. After this, I filed it away again; and there it lie dormant, along with all the rest of my poems and other songs I had written over the years.
And here I am today, my new single on iTunes and CD Baby and people are actually going to hear my song. I can hardly believe it. This is all I really wanted. At the end of the day, I just wanted to sing my song. And I am so thankful for all the people that pushed me and believed in me enough to help make that happen.