Let’s get right down to it. 2020 has been a theme park of a year. Okay, more like a side show. 😂 I’ve had some amazing highs! And to say we’ve ALL had our fair share of challenges is an understatement, but for the sake of this share, and the mental health of all, let’s stick to the good stuff shall we? Alrighty!
Spring brought new horizons for our family. No sooner than our little turned one, we closed our Colorado chapter and began a new one in Oklahoma. (More juice on that later.)
Just before I packed up my magical, snowy canyon studio, I dipped my toes into a whole new style, writing verse + hook and recording vocals one last time for my new producer friend out of Israel, Guyku Music. Go Slow, a conscious R&B single, co-released on my Birthday in April, to all streaming outlets. Shortly after, we released a music video to YouTube combining footage from my mountaintop adventures in Ouray, Colorado and a beautiful Israeli orchard where Guyku performed his lyrics.
Soon after, in May, came my first solo release since L.Y.L.A.S., produced with Guyku Music. Too Much for You, a Neo-Soul / Alt. Pop flavored record for all the bad-A bi*ches, standing in their power.
Alright, now that you’re caught up on releases, it’s time to announce my new site address, jessbraymusic.com. It’s already live, and on November 21st, amuseinharmony.com will be laid to rest. Make sure you are signed up to receive emails, as I will continue to make updates here. Baby let’s get back to the basics, m’kay?
A little caveat… You see, I returned to Instagram and Twitter this year, convinced that the only way to share my music and actually be seen was in that space. Then arose the “plandemic” + deep state propaganda machine in full swing, revealing the corruption and bias within these globalist platforms, I had been choosing to ignore.
No more could I turn a blind eye and continue to contribute to those spaces, who would rather protect pedos and crooks while censoring creative content that they claim doesn’t meet their ever changing guidelines.
I realized the power was in my hands. I could make a better choice for myself. I could free my myself and my music from those platforms, and I did! (Not saying YouTube, Google or streaming services are all sunshine and roses, but pick your battles yo! 😅) I’m really excited to invest my energy into something that’s mine, free from censorship, free to exercise my first amendment rights!
So here I am, going out on a limb, choosing to believe that I can maintain + build a true underground community on my own accord, through a space that’s been my safe haven since 2012, my very own little web. It’s been here for me all along, and I neglected it for years, allowing social media giants to own my content. No more!
I am crazy enough to believe this community I’ve created will one day grow to giant proportions. How might I do that? Build a huge audience from just YouTube and my website?
That’s right, I’m looking at YOU!
Here are a few ways you can help a Sister out:
1. Sign up for my email list at jessbraymusic.com. Subscribers get my updates first, and I promise not to be spammy. 😄
2. Follow me on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music… wherever you stream!
3. Like + Add my songs to your playlists. Stream, stream, and then, stream some more! Did you know that streaming service giants pay approx. .004 per full stream?? It truly is a numbers game.
4. Share my music with your family + friends, and ask them to keep the share train rolling. Word of mouth is gold!
5. Show your support + help me create more music by donating to my Venmo @jessbraymusic. How would I spend it? In home sitter for my three kids, a Vevo account so I don’t have to rely on YouTube and production costs ya’ll!
6. Comment on my content, friends! I love to hear from you!
I believe in you, Soul fam! I believe in US!
Let’s show the world we don’t need the social media giants or record labels to be heard!
Let’s show the world that a homeschooling Mama of three can create a thriving career in music. That I can live my passion and be a present Mother.
In the lyrics of Sonny and Cher, “You got me, and baby, I got you.” Together we rise!
Infinite Love and Gratitude,