As for Stars, Guitars and Megaphone Dreams Yancy says, “There’s a family-friendly type vibe to the record with parts that are really fun and exciting and parts that are full of worship for anybody of any age to latch onto, assuming that they latch onto what I do in the first place,” she lets out with a laugh given her quirky style. “I’m not making a normal CCM record and worrying about fitting in, or on the flipside, trying to be cooler than the next guy. If a guitar part makes me smile, then I’m keeping it in even it’s its silly or light-hearted. I try not to over analyze the way I make music and people can take it or leave it.
I make music from my heart and that brings me joy, and in the process, I've found the listener connects to that authenticity.” Chances are faithful who give Stars, Guitars and Megaphone Dreams a proper chance will embrace the body of work as a whole, including several standout tracks that relate to the highly personal nature of Yancy’s penmanship. Take for instance the vibrant “God Is For Me,” which was written from a personal experience about “putting our confidence and future in God’s hands and knowing He'll take care of us and work it all for our good,” asserts its author. “I'm really thankful for the promises in God's word in how we can hold fast to those things, whether we're in the valley or the mountaintop, because God is on our side!” Furthermore, the ballad “Sincerely Completely Yours” speaks of a desire to be genuine and more Christ-like on every step of the journey, the peppy “Every Good and Perfect Thing” evokes a spirit of thankfulness over God’s goodness, while a generation bridging cover of Fleetwood Mac’s spunky “Don’t Stop” suggests sky’s the limit as long as someone places their total trust in God. Though those tunes help explain the new project’s carpe diem-oriented title, arriving at that destination was just as unconventional as the creator’s career thus far. Across her travels, Yancy asked a multitude of friends and fans to help her string together a title (promising a gift card to their favorite restaurant in return), resulting in the entertainer/praise purveyor starting out the catch phrase and a worship leader pal from Indianapolis filling in the blanks. “With the song ‘Make It Loud’ on the record, I knew I wanted something with the word ‘megaphone’ in the title, which is a word that sounds very Yancy,” she assures.
“So the ‘stars and guitars’ part came from a guy in Indy and I added it to what I had, which I realized isn’t all that inspiring sounding of a story, but it’s the truth of the matter!” Even if that cheeky but true tale isn’t how most artists arrive at their album titles, its just one more example of Yancy’s originality. But even deeper than the surface of the situation is her authentic investment in the lives of fans, who at the end of the day, are the people she pours into for the sake of stirring their hearts and having them dream bigger than ever before. “We’re all here for a purpose and I’m here to encourage people to keeping pushing as they realize what things they are drawn to, whether that be creative or industrial, and know that they’re here for a purpose,” relates Yancy. “We all have different talents and abilities that God wants to use, and I make it a point to remind people to go after their dreams with all they’ve got.” 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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