To celebrate the holiday season, I created a Spotify playlist for you to enjoy! It is growing by the day, but it is currently over 14 hours of music from all kinds of genres and decades. From songs that hail from my various ethnic ancestry to songs I’ve done with collaborations and my favorite songs over the years, this playlist is really great on shuffle. You just never know what’s going to pop up! For music lovers, this playlist is for you!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!
Prin wrote, performed, and produced I See You after receiving a lovely piano riff from Peter Nickolas Flores that she loved. The motif became the ear worm instrumental transition in the song that became I See You. With ambient and electronic production, I See You is a love song that works more as a monologue of the questions we ask ourselves when we’re debating how to be vulnerable. It sets a mood. Find it on Spotify and all major streaming. Enjoy it below on YouTube!
This single release was written by Prin, Joy Bleecker Walsh, and Scott McCallister during a fun virtual breakout room on Zoom! They wanted a positive song, focused on inspiring young people to be true to themselves. It’s available on Spotify and all major music streaming.
I’m still using my older music and writing accounts, but I decided to create a new account where I can share my love of the arts, music, writing, and education – all in one spot! I’m also following and supporting more local or specialized organizations. Check it out: @PrinCreates
If you enjoy ambient, meditative, instrumental, sound healing, soundscapes, and yoga tunes, look no further! Before The Calm PRINciples album is out in December, it is available for a free preview on the Disco site! For more info, check out The Calm Principles website.
I’ve started a new niche area of my creative projects, focused on calm living and whole wellness with music, writing, and education. As part of this, I’ve also created a new website that will hold space for those topics a little separate from Music by Prin. Calm Chats with Prin will take place on my Music by Prin Facebook page and will feature special guests who are fellow parents juggling their music careers (and a few other creative folks, too).
Visit The Calm Principles site for more info on my upcoming book, Calm Chats with Prin, and all things creatively calm for musicians, writers, and educators.
During Covid quarantine, I’ve had to sharpen skills at home to help me be self-sufficient in my music, songwriting, creative projects, and all that fun stuff. One skill has been a hobby in the past – production. I’ve usually arranged and produced my work, and then paid a professional producer to take an audio to a polished, quality level. Well, now that producer has to be me until further notice, and I’ve been exploring soundscapes and rough demos. I’m using GarageBand, which is a great beginner DAW and allows me to work off of my iPad easily.
I wrote Meditation in G96 with a few “structure” ideas in place to help me do it. As a meditation melody, I chose the key of G to focus on the throat chakra. I chose tempo 96, because I wanted to include some spiritual numerology ideas about mirroring and reflection. As far as sounds, I layered a combination of the following sounds into tracks: drum kick, congas, tambourine, shaker, toms, clave, synth keyboard, digital strings with bass and cello sounds, and some piano input. I had some fun and enjoyed the vibe I created. Enjoy!