For a long time, I would not admit I was a musician because I believed a lie. I believed that a musician meant being a failure. People always tell you how hard it is to “make it.” It’s also hard to become a doctor or a lawyer or to get a PHD. But there is something about the word musician that lacks respect that many other difficult professions do not. So, I avoided it.
I’m coming out with this now, because for the first time in my life I have the freedom to do pretty much anything I want, and I have turned down many opportunities because I realize now I need to focus on music.
With the help of John McNamara, I have create an EP I am truly proud of; Coyote Love took three months to record and a year and a half of writing, composing, transposing, and practicing to master. Each song is unique, but connected through inspiration and each song was a risk. Of course, all songs are risks. Anytime anyone creates anything, it is a risk, but the songs for Coyote Love were different for me. This EP has forced me to wrestle with lyrical honesty, emotional struggles, and pushed my voice and my sound to a higher level.
I encourage you all to download, share, and play this music as loud as you can. Coyote Love is a call that I am ready to make music and to put music first, and that wherever I end up, music will always be happening. I am finally proud to call myself a musician.
Thank you for your support.
released December 5, 2013
All songs written and arranged by Naomi Weekes.
Mastered and recorded by John McNamara.
all rights reserved