That is what music is...one big never-ending story." Mae's unique songwriting technique magnifies her love for not only the poetic aspect of her music, but the rhythm and sound. She states, "How I write a song is actually sort of farfetched...I was never a great guitarist and I always found finding the perfect chords and progressions to play to be my biggest challenge. For every song, I start by playing a progression I like. A rhythm I like.
After I'm comfortable, I hum or sing a little melody I think may fit vocally. I always, always, record my practices because many of the times I just sing random words to the progressions I've written, those words become ideas for the song and some phrases become the song. The way I see it is I feel the music I'm playing. I build an emotion about the chords I play, taking how those chords feel to me, and channeling them into words that thrive around that emotion.
It sounds complicated, but I guess it's different to each person. For me, music is to be felt in the heart, and with every song, that's exactly where I start." Having performed at many New York venues such as Caffe Lena, The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall, and Piano's, Lindsey Mae desired to travel the East Coast in early 2009. She's left her footprint in areas like Boston, Delaware, Connecticut, Washington D.C., and Vermont. Continuing to tour the United States slowly working southern and westward, Mae suggests, "It is really hard to make people love what you do.
You can't force someone to like anything...but my hopes are that wherever I go, I will find those people to relate with, those people who understand what I'm saying, and appreciate what I'm doing. I play music for myself, to say what I really want to say but I also play for an audience of people just like me. Anyone who experiences and feels the way I do. It's all for you too, and I hope that wherever I go, I'll meet more of you." "My story goes a little like this; I picked up my first guitar, an italian acoustic from the 70's, when I was fifteen and have been writing and performing every since.
I've always found writing to be a fascinating thing. It describes feelings, moments and scenery and it became an inspiration for me to share these things with others. I began to write about everything. The way the sky looks like a sherbet horizon at sunset, the way love feels when it’s fresh in your heart.
I took the most random of thoughts from pain to glory, from loneliness to hopefulness, and poured all those thoughts into music. I began to see everything in life for all that it is, from many perspectives. After just three years, I've grown a lot of strength in songwriting and performing by using my life experiences to propel me forward. I've continued to write, perform, and bring a glowing ambience to the forefront. Since I began working with Randy Eisen (Randy Eisen Entertainment, LLC), and Hal Cragin (A Fine Frenzy, Virgin/EMI), my ambitions have only skyrocketed, and my efforts have only evolved.
No dream is ever out of reach when you strive for it with confidence." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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