So I’ve got Big, HUGE, AMAZING, crazy news: In 2 days I’m moving to Australia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, got that off my chest haha! So I will be very honest in this post and tell you a bit of what my life has been like and why you haven’t heard as much from me in the last couple years and tell you what’s happening in the near future. There are two main reasons that I haven’t focused as much on my own Kayla Williams music. I put no blame on anyone but myself because despite these things, I could have found the time to keep working hard on my originals and covers.
1) I got involved with a musical/comedy project called The Dirrty Show. It’s me and my best friend writing songs about everything dirrty- mostly sexual topics. This may seem shocking to those of you who don’t know me but for anyone who has met me you’d know my mind is so far down in the gutter I don’t think it could find it’s ways out! We’ve pursued this project with much vigor, recording and producing an album ourselves to booking tours all over Canada from B.C to Toronto. We played shows almost every weekend of the last 2 years and have gained many contacts and fans along the way. I love it! I love to entertain and let me tell you, our band is entertaining, making people laugh is as addictive as making music and I’ve been doing both since I was young. So this was a huge time commitment, we spent so much time writing almost 50 original songs, playing, recording, booking, networking that I got lost in it. Again, I love doing it and we’re still pursuing it, but I wish I would have spent some more time on my music.
2) I was in a long term relationship from the ages 17-25 and during this time I had a partner who helped me immensely with learning how to record my own music, make videos and help me in the terrifying and confusing world of technology haha! He had a bachelor in computer science and also went to college for music as the same time I did. Now, as it can happen, we grew apart. You change a lot from 17-25, I went from being a kid to an adult and despite the love there, it didn’t work out. Luckily, we remain good friends and he is still a supportive person in my life. I then got into another semi-long term relationship for the last 2 years. I won’t go into great detail but we just didn’t mesh. As much as I loved him and tried very hard to make it work, this past August I decided after much pain to call it quits but I also gained another friend. Now, again I put the blame on no one but myself, I got lost in love and forgot about my first love-music!
Now here we are. Present day. For the last 3 months I found something- me and music! I feel like 17 yr old Kayla in ways, but with much more experience and knowledge about her. I rediscovered many songs I had wrote and half recorded for the last 2 years and also found a lot of inspiration to write again! So for the past month I hiked up my hard-ass working pants and recorded 14 songs- 12 originals and 2 covers. I’m calling it “14 in 14″- self explanatory I hope (even though we’re almost at 2015, these were all songs of the past yr mostly). So get ready YouTube I be uploading like a motha in the next 2 days! After that I’ll be on a plane headed to Australia where I’ll be living temporarily. Australia you ask? Yes that’s right and here’s a list of reasons why:
-It’s fucking cold here! I live in Alberta, Canada and lemme tell you, minus 30 celsius is no way to live I’ve been dreaming of sunny California since I was a kid and while I’m not going there, it’s currently summer in Aus. (Almost) one year of my life without winter will soon be crossed off my bucket list!
-As mentioned above, I’m in a comedy duo and everywhere we play people say “Go to Australia they will LOVE you down there, they are so filthy” and so we listened. We will play as much as we can and I am very curious and excited about the reception we’ll have there
-The visa I got can only be attained from the ages 18-30. Now I’m no elder but I’m not getting younger and the time to do something like this is NOW or never-literally!
- Now this is a very recent reason, I am currently single for the first time in a long time and I can think of nothing healthier for a late 20 something gal to do at this time, but go find out who she is with a crazy life changing adventure and good friends by her side.
Travel isn’t something I’ve had the privilege of doing a lot of, but I worked hard so I can go on this trip. To live on the other side of the world and gain some perspective on life, meet brand new friends and play music is like a dream come true- I can’t wait to see where it takes us! So there you have it, my life in a nutshell. I hope you’ll listen to my new music and send me your comments, the support from everyone is always deeply appreciated. The thought of leaving and letting these songs just sit on my computer made me ill so out to the world you go little tunes- be gentle!
(Here’s the playlist for all 14 songs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfq_RjFf-nzKlqwuA8UDKq_C9t9zUiNiq )
See you on the other side!
(Here are 2 originals, “Better Leave” pretty much sums up this post)
In The Rearview