Day 5: In Which I {gulp} Share My Music with You

Rooted Final 500 x 500A week and a half or so ago, before my Grandma passed away and we suddenly found ourselves road tripping halfway across the country, I asked a question on my Facebook wall.

If I were going to write a 31 Days series, what would you want to hear about from me for a month straight?

Answers were many and varied, but one theme that repeated itself was my music. Friends asked to hear my music and/or read song lyrics. The idea of writing 31 days’ worth of new music (or even mixing new with previously written) felt overwhelming to me, but sharing my music with my readers and friends has been on my heart as of late.

So, upon pondering and praying, I decided part of my offering of authenticity to you during October would be songs — a new one each Sunday. The plan was (and still is, after we’re home) to record a very simple, raw, unedited video of a song I’ve written, and share it on my blog.

But since we’re out of town and I have no guitar or piano here at my folks’ house, what I’m sharing with you today isn’t quite that.

This is a song that my husband recorded a couple of months ago, unbeknownst to me, when he asked me to try out a new synth sound he had purchased. I sat down at the keys and spontaneously played my heart… and this was what came out that night. Stan has experimented with adding various ambience and effects, while I’m more of a purist. He also wrote the title, Reflections on a Windy Day.

But I’m offering this piece to you today, and on subsequent October Sundays I will take a deep breath to calm my racing heart (because HELLO, vulnerability), and share raw songs on video with you here.

So, without further ado, I invite you to click here to access my husband’s SoundCloud account, then just click the play button to the left of the song title.

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10 Responses to Day 5: In Which I {gulp} Share My Music with You

  1. I love it. It’s beautiful!
    Aprille recently posted…I’d Have It No Other WayMy Profile

  2. You are so talented Dana!! Thanks for sharing your music with us. Loved it!!
    Holly Barrett recently posted…Day 5: They will seek your nameMy Profile

  3. Pat Baer says:

    Beautiful. A perfect piece to compliment my quiet time this morning. Jesus met me within and through the notes. Thanks for stepping out on the limb Dana, turns out it was the best place to capture the wind.
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  4. Jolene says:

    I loved this! Your music is so beautiful, and God has given you a gift to create such beauty to glorify him. Thank you for sharing this with us. I look forward to hearing more of your music during this 31 days series.
    Jolene recently posted…Day 4 of 31 days of resting in scriptural promises Matthew 11:29My Profile

  5. Lori Harris says:

    I’m catching up, friend!! Love your series so far! Clicking over to hear your awesomeness!
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  6. Barbie says:

    It’s absolutely beautiful!
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  7. Becky Daye says:

    It’s gorgeous. I am THRILLED that you are doing this. Absolutely thrilled. God is doing something big here, my friend and it is BEAUTIFUL!
    Becky Daye recently posted…Make Much of God~ Way 5My Profile

  8. Beth S. says:

    Awesome! I know I have spent time here at your place previously but really need to catch up. Love your series idea. Blessings.
    Beth S. recently posted…Finding Your Worth in a Wearied World {of Words}My Profile

  9. Dana, thank you for sharing this with us! I love your brave…this is beautiful and good! Thrilled you’re letting us in on this part of your heart and life. Can’t wait to hear more! Xoxo
    Ashley Larkin recently posted…Following my own advice: Laying down “31 Days of Doing What I Say” before it beginsMy Profile

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