Music Mondays

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

well, it’s been a cool minute since I’ve posted any of my songwriting/ poetry.
It might actually be almost a whole year since I posted my last #musicmonday pieces (though I’ve been doing plenty behind the scenes).. so I thought today is the day to do so. I have a journal of them & have been writing a lot more for my voisey too which you can follow me @lorrainebau.. can’t wait to share the rest of them with you every week! These are a couple short ones I pulled out, let me know if you’d like me to post more of my pieces

ps: I will posting new covers/snippets more frequently soon which you can find either on my Youtube or Instagram
Thank you again all for sticking around much love x Lo

didn’t know a pain like this
can make me feel estranged like this
watched as life passed by, is there anything I missed?
don’t mean to contradict
just got some issues I wanna fix
I aint got no other wish
but to be the baddest in the mix.. ♪

♪ looked out my window
not a plain soul in sight [noo]
kills me that I won’t be
goin nowhere tonight
feel so lonely
grab my voice
and I cave in
what do I do
stuck in my room
starin’ the moon
watching the news
plottin’ my move
aint ready to lose [ya, ya] 2x ♪



Songwriting

It’s currently 3am, and I find myself pulling out my journal & pen again. I find that my best ideas come around this time.
I have been anticipating the release of my new music, but I also know I have a long ways to go in getting my single & my EP just right.
I want it to embody everything I am as both a struggling & growing artist in my own right.
If you scroll way back into the early posts of my blog, you’ll find some poetry pieces I’ve written throughout the year(s).

For as long as I’ve remember, I’ve always had a liking to poetry.I wrote my first ‘real’ poem when I was 8, which was then hand picked by my teacher for me to recite in class. This poem (though I do not remember verbatim) was about a star & how bright it shines. Fast forward to high school, and I submitted a poem for my theology class in which my professor (a Yale graduate) had referred to me as ‘gifted’. And I didn’t quite understand. Years later, and I found myself sitting in a poetry class in college. Some had praised me for my musicality in my poetry.. And since then was when I decided to hone in on my poetry skills. And not to say, I love music as well. Combine the both, and you’re in the world of songwriting. Moral of the story?

This is not to brag or boast but to spread the message of never giving up on something that brings you joy, regardless of the doubt & uncertainty. Follow your heart & trust yourself. You’ll only become as good as the what you give & feed into the process. If you’re good at it and/ or it’s your passion even if your work receives not response or even criticism, keep doing it. Chances are you’ll only get better and spread this inspiration to others too.

Anyhow, as you can probably tell by the batches of posts I’ve been posted, I have had my creative juices flowing.
I also have been putting my energy & love into my songwriting. Drafting, editing, revising, just to do it all over again, so it has the sound I envision. It’s so important I get it right and it mirrors who I am as an ‘artist’, regardless of the numbers it reach. I will definitely keep you updated on further progression in my EP journey. so much more to do, but so much to be excited for too.

How about you guys? What brings you immense joy & you would love to get better at, but don’t feel it may be entirely recognized?
I would love to hear from you guys below!

Much love,

x Lo


New Music Mondays Series

hey ya’ll, I know it’s been a minute since I’ve continued my #NewMusicMondays Series.. so I thought I’d post one. For some reason, “a lot” by 21 Savage ft. J.Cole been stuck in my head so I thought I’d write over it. I got caught up (and also inspired in the bar the night of my last performance), when I was surrounded by so many talented musicians that night. Was feeling’ blessed so I thought I put it in lyrics.

Check it out on my youtube channel:

♫  how we gonna fight
baby boy you always on my mind 
I ain’t tryna waste time
know, I’ll find another guy 
he… mad cold, super fly 
classic wearing ass, got a suite & tie
my type, might be his wife
give him a child, and my life

ya, right, hopped in my whip
bout to catch a lick 
gotcha starin’ at my lips
baby boy, this ain’t a trip 

ya, all about the grind
gonna take it back in time
when I was living’ off a dime, ya
but now this time is mine

wake up every morning with 
my demons called anxiety
living’ up inside of me
a beautiful catastrophe 

ain’t nobody stopping me
don’t give a fuck with watching me
we make it to the top
make any flop, a bop

when you livin’ for the vision
you always on a mission
dreamin, hopin, prayin, wishin, 
that people quit “existin”

people ain’t really big as they say
always same shit, different day
we all just tryna find a way
to get an invite… touche?

all in the name of love 
heavenly gracing from above 
feel it runnin in my blood
chantin’ enough is enough ♫

much love,

x Lo