• Isabella Malmqvist

Release of my debut EP

The time has finally come.

I've been working on this project for some time and the whole purpose of it is to keep improving in music production and songwriting. I had made up my mind. I will always have the goal to become a great music producer and I needed to start somewhere. So how?

I got myself a new setup for my tiny music studio. A Mac Pro, a new DAW which is Logic Pro X, a Yamaha digital piano and an easier way of writing songs. I will keep writing the traditional way in notebooks but I really felt I needed better structure of my lyrics so I could easily edit them without being totally confused.

So i got those things, what do I do next? I was scared and so eager to start making songs but the same time I new I didn't know how to make a complete production in my new DAW. Before I had only created some basic demos and it was really frustrating not to be able to get the sounds out of my head and on to a track.

I have to tell you now, as a mom of two (my daughter was a newborn when I started this journey), living on an Island without any musical connections here and no-one to really help me with anything except for the awesome forums I joined on social media who are giving me so much inspiration and motivation, I really struggled and still is but now with a lot more confidence.

I've always felt in my heart that this is what I'm supposed to be doing and this will always be my passion.

I started to get to know Logic, started to write again and came up with melodies for my songs. I started practicing the piano again and I sat and sang by the piano as I edited my lyrics. I already had an idea for the sounds. But how will I create them on my own? I was asking for som help in the forums and I got the tip about taking online courses, so I did that. I was so confused and intrigued at the same time. Ok, I already knew the basics of music production and mixing, but I hadn't got the chance to really dive into it. This is my first real music project.

At the same time as I was learning and training myself I learned about the other stuff, how to release a song for real. How to make others notice me as a songwriter and aspiring producer. I did everything I could do to get the hang of it, but as we all know we can't do it all on our own, we need support, collaborations, inspiration, motivation and the invaluable knowledge and wisdom of people already active in the music industry.

I got that in music forums, but I've always felt a strong will to really meet other people sharing the same passion and dream.

I know nothing comes on a silver platter and nothing ever have in my life so I'm a hard worker with a strong mind. I know this is a tough industry but nothing will stop me from making music.

I'm really proud of myself for not giving up and for always pursuing my dreams. I know that it will only get better and now I have something that I've created all by myself. My plans for the future is to start collaborations and to learn more about music production. I intend to meet other established and aspiring producers in real life to get the support I need and also to give support. I'm here to stay.

My debut EP will be released this month and the title is "Actions Of Truth". Hope you like it!

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