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Kay Soul / Blog

National Anthem

Heart racing, palms sweaty, butterflies fluttering in my belly, as the director motions for me to walk to center court. It was only soundcheck but as I looked up and saw all those empty seats that would soon be filled with hundreds of people and I heard my voice for the first time in the largest venue of my career, fear tried to tell me that I couldn't do it. That maybe I was in over my head. I made it through sound check without missing a note but the nerves had taken over my body and you could hear it. I immediately went to my quiet place to talk to God. He calmed my fears and assured me that I wouldn't be standing out there alone. He assured me that I was right where he intended me to be and that he would not let me fall. Fast forward to Game time and I'm speaking positive thoughts to myself telling myself that a moment such as this is what dreams are made of. Right before the director motions for me to walk center court and all eyes are on me, I felt a since of peace come over my body and in that instant I knew I had it in the bag!!!! Ironic how basketball is my favorite sport and I played it all during high school. To be blessed with the opportunity to be back on the court fulfilling my dream is nothing but a testament to God's grace, mercy, and perfect timing! In the 24 hours that have followed my national anthem performance, God has shown me exactly where I am headed. All I have to do now is trust, believe, and have faith in his plan to get me there! The Journey is real Soul Searchers but you must embrace the process! Forget the naysayers and keep moving forward! God's got you!

Start Today

As a New Year begins, I can't help but take the time to reflect on 2015! It proved to be a year where I can undoubtedly say that my career moved to a new all around level. From branding, performance, to music, and exposure, God gave me increase in every area. I learned so much and I fell in love with the process like never before. I am overwhelmed with excitement for all that is to come in 2016. As usual, I have set the bar high for myself and I have every intention on reaching all my goals. This new album will delve even further into my perspective on the human experience from a social and political stand point. I am at a place in my career that just 3 years ago seemed to be unattainable. It goes to show you that you can't let fear, doubt, or worry stop you from chasing your dreams. I hope that I have been an inspiration and I look forward to continuing this journey with you. Be encouraged to let your light shine brightly! There is no better time than now! There is no one more qualified than you! Start Today!

Completion

Well the EP is completed and is set for a September 18th release date! Since last night I have gone through a slew of emotions! In the beginning when it seemed that my plans were falling apart, it was really God setting me up for something greater! With exclusive production from 2 outstanding producers, and written, arranged, and vocally performed by me, Deeper is an amazingly solid body of work that tells a story of life, love, & lessons learned. When I am behind the mic, I feel totally free to tell my truths. I am certain that you will be amazed and inspired when you hear this new music. It's an indescribable feeling to be in this space right now. To see my vision made plain. This has certainly been a journey. I can't wait to share this project with you! The best is yet to come!

The Abbey

Last night's performance at The Abbey was amazing! So much growth has taken place especially in the past 6 months. I am more confident and more comfortable than I've ever been before in myself and my artistry. God continues to show me that if I just trust His plan and His timing that He will provide everything I need to Be Great! It's something about seeing your hard work and dedication manifest from just a vision in your head to your breathing reality that gives you a high like no other! I am beyond excited about what the future holds and I cannot wait to share the entire EP! It will inspire you to greatness!!!

Inspire to Greatness!

When I started writing and recording this new music, all I knew was that I wanted to challenge myself vocally and creatively while still staying true to myself and writing and singing songs with a relatable meaning. The title "Deeper" came to me one night and I began to ponder on what that meant. This process of recording has been much more spiritual than I ever knew it would be. Understanding more about myself has enabled me to understand my artistry more and embrace the unique way in which I tell my story. I realized that my creativity is stifled when I am overly consumed with the opinions of others. I promised myself that I would trust myself more and give in fully to the creative process. The results have been amazing!!! In the beginning it seemed that my plans for this project were falling apart but God showed me that He had a different plan. I can say that His plan is much better!!! I am close to announcing a release date for the lead single and moving into the final stages of recording & mixing. I am eagerly anticipating the day I can share this work with you! I believe that this new music will inspire you to greatness!

The Unpredictable Pain

The unpredictable pain of losing you Although you were never mine Clearly just a moment in time Need to pause and then rewind Soak in the space stare deeply in your face Wish it never happened If I knew that this would happen The unpredictable pain of losing you Knocks me unconscious Leaving me breathless How can you be so reckless? Hard to believe that none of it was true Just a case of fear consuming you The unpredictable pain of losing you Yet I remain in deep thought of you Replaying the intimate interactions A connection deeper than physical attraction But fear lends itself to adverse reaction The greatest love infraction Now there's no us Just you Just Me Left with the unpredictable pain of losing you

Kay Soul Seasons

The 2nd Installment of Kay Soul Seasons was nothing short of amazing! In the days leading up to the event, I began to wonder if everything would fall into place. In true form, God came through and I watched as my vision unfolded better than I had imagined. In top vocal form, I took the mic and fell into a zone like I have never felt before. Each note seemed to fly out my mouth with crisp and clear precision. I watched the audience react favorably, many whom I had never seen before. I took a gamble filling the show with mostly original songs but the audience seemed engaged in each one as I shared with them my inspiration behind each song. By the end of the night I was on a high of a lifetime and I couldn't help but feel an overwhelming sense of satisfaction. I am continously surpised and amazed on this journey. I am doing things that I never imagined and on a level that I once only dreamed about. One of the attendees simple commented "the growth"! 3 days later and I am still so filled up with excitement! I know that it has not only been my dilligence to perfecting my craft but all the trials and tests that I have been through that have strengthened my voice, allowed me to develop a style all my own and be extremely comfortable in my own skin. It feels like I have waited my whole life to finally get to this place. I'm such a perfectionist but I finally understand that God has been preparing me for this time in my life all along. Even with all that being said....THE BEST IS YET TO COME! Stay tuned!!!!!

Growing Pains (A Poem) :-)

As I sit back contemplating these growing pains How nothing seems the same Yet still the passion remains insane Making artistic choices Contrary to political voices I choose to breath life into myself They say great risk leads to great reward So I'm betting it all on my accord Tempting distractions threaten to pull the chord But I rely on my own power lines Cause we living in desperate times Pretentious frenemies try to steal you blind From behind Then front in your front Meaningless words just changing the font But you can miss me with that Take that right back Cause actions speak louder I'll just quietly ReAct Step back and then Redact Subtract you and add new Nothing personal Just seeing through the rehearsal you Content with accepting that these growing pains Help me see that nothing stays the same Yet my passion remains insane

No. 1 Spot!

It's definitely a feel good Friday. I remember when I first heard about reverberation and decided to join what has become the top website for independent artists. At the time, I was ranked in the 600's of R&B artists locally and somewhere in the hemisphere when it came to national and global ranking. This morning (for the second day :-)) I am in the No. 1 spot locally, 20 nationally, and 26 globally in R&B/Soul artists. I just want to thank everyone who rocks with me and has encouraged me along the way. Quite frankly, I'm really just getting started! It's all about the process of the journey. Local charts today....BILLBOARD CHARTS TOMORROW!!! ‪#‎NoReservations‬! ‪#‎Staytuned‬ ‪#‎Dontgiveuponyourdreams‬ ‪#‎enjoytheprocess‬ Like

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG STAGE

Just getting in from my performance at the Olympic Theater and I am feeling on top of the world. Serving as my biggest performance venue to date, it was amazing to be on a big stage. As I stared into the bright lights shining down on me, I felt a strong sensation in my spirit and I knew God was just showing me a glimpse of where I am headed on this musical journey. As I sang, I imagined that the audience was filled to capacity and it was up to me in that moment to leave it all on the stage. It's so amazing to me how much I have grown as an artist. Each performance becomes more effortless as I embrace my unique artistry. A young lady came up to me after the show and told me that she loved my performance and could really feel my words. She made my day. That is really what it's all about, being able to connect with people through my music. I am so humble and grateful for this time in my life. God continues to show me that if I just trust completely in Him, that every door shall be open. Tonight gave me more confidence as I continue to prepare for Kay Soul Seasons on October 4th. I'm loving this journey and I can't wait to see what's next!!!