Just made a pot of coffee so I can stay up until the sun rises building my set lists for when I start playing live next week. I think I’ll record several videos for my YouTube channel while I’m doing this. Do any of you have a favorite song you want me to make a video of?
Pretty damn stoked about the song I’m going to post for you all in a bit. It’s called “Poppy”—the flower, not your grandpa.
I write songs
because a part of me believes they are spells.
I wring every ounce of magic I can
from notes and the spaces between them.
I use sound waves to shine a light
on life’s dark places.
I do not know what I’m searching for with sound,
but I will when I find it.
Singing is the voice’s gentle way of making love;
it reaches out with trembling notes until it finds someone to touch.
My 4-track EP of dreamy, folk lovesongs For Ellise is now on Spotify! Just search my name “Kavalier Calm” to find it (or wait ‘til I post it on Tumblr in one sec). Please stream it infinitely (seriously) and share it with your friends. Even if you just leave the album streaming on repeat when you aren’t at your computer, it will help me keep one of my 2014 resolutions: find a way to make money from all this writing (or accept you need a new hobby). But because I want to “grow my business” in non-slimy ways, if you really like my album, you can still download it for free on my Bandcamp page here. Thank you so much for listening, friends. I promise to keep writing for you. Much love. — Kavalier