Here is a demo recording of 'Celebrating Life' featured on my upcoming EP "Before The Wait" with G Mo who produced the entire project.
It's never my intention to create a "party record" (partying at clubs is out of my element), but I did with "Celebrating Life" or attempted to create a party record. The peculating futuristic sound caught my attention as I selected beats at G Mo's crib back in 2011 or 2012. It was a challenging to write lyrics that aligned with my overall positive message yet create a party song.
Common's "Celebrate" became my source of inspiration for lyrics. I loved everything about his record; it was respectful, fun, edgy, and fresh all the elements I like in my music. My writing approach for my lyrics was listing things to celebrate in life. The second verse is filled with topics like graduating from college and living to see an age most Black people aren't expected to reach. I'm happy with the resulting lyrics, even happier with the live arrangements from my backing band The Blue.