Our voices are intimately connected to our emotional body, and so can connect us to a deeper sense of ourselves. Everyone has a sound, and a song that needs to come out, needs to be heard. Whether that sound is rageful, tender, loving, fearful, anxt-ridden, or simply bellowing with carefree abandon, singing provides such a wonderful release. The voice can lift us up, or bring us down, and enables us to communicate. Who hasn’t been moved by an incredible singer, by the earliest memories of our mother singing, or even the strange musical voices coming from the stereo, television or radio when we were young?
Experiment with styles of music in the studio- find your true sound, that enables you to tell your story. Explore different elements of your voice that might enable you to say something a different way. Use existing songs, and lyrics and stories that you connect with- to develop your own musical language- or even write your own songs- as Bob Dylan once said: “I had to write what I wanted to sing ‘cos nobody else was writing what I wanted to sing.” I’m a songwriter myself and can help you with opening up this pathway of expression.
Through playful experimentation and interpretation, trying on different masks, trying out different sounds, we eventually come to find our voice. It is an immensely rewarding and liberating journey of the Soul.