When I learned that I would be re-recording all the vocals on my album, I was frustrated to say the least. I felt like a failure, like I had failed at the thing I’m supposed to be best at: singing. Why couldn’t I just do it right? Why didn’t it turn out perfectly the first time?
This recording process has been H U M B L I N G beyond belief. And I think that’s exactly where I have needed to grow the most in this season with my music. Humility doesn’t mean that I think I’m a terrible singer. It means that I acknowledge the gift and say, “This gift is really good. But I can’t use it well without you, God.”
So often, I try to do things on my own, either because I think I should be able to OR because I think that God doesn’t care about something I deem insignificant. Both are lies. I am not made to do anything without Him. And He does, in fact, care about the details of my life because He crafted them.
Yesterday, when I was in the studio re-recording a few songs, it was the most FUN and JOYFUL day I’ve had in the studio so far. I was able to say, “God, I can’t do this without you and I don’t want to.” The first song, the one I was most confident on, took 4 hours. #humility The song I was most worried about took 45 minutes. By that point, I was relaxed and knew this music wasn’t for me or about me at all.
I’m writing this little novel to say that I am so grateful for this chance to re-record, for the opportunity to go back into the studio with more humility and a better understanding of the purpose of this music. The songs sound so. much. better. and I cannot wait to share the finished project with you