Fu*k Fear : A Song of Perseverance for Trying Times

I could wait until it’s perfect to share, but ya’ll know that’s not my style. 😉 A song written through tough times that called upon my resiliency. A time when outside forces were attempting to control me. This song is my Phoenix, rising from the ashes. This is me choosing love over fear.

I hope you enjoy this new installment of my #musicandmotherhood. May it remind you what you’re made of, and provide a soothing balm for a chaotic world.

My Love,

~ Jess

2020 Releases + Farewell to A Muse in Harmony + A Call To Arms

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 Musicwherever 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,

~ Jess

L.Y.L.A.S. Out NOW!

I’m beyond stoked to announce, L.Y.L.A.S., an anthem for Soul Sisters, is now available to stream + download worldwide!

Spotify, Apple, Tidal, Deezer, YouTube Music, name your price download at BandCamp and more!

Want to know the story behind the track? Check out my recent post.

What are you waiting for?! Click on the image above to start listening now, add it to your playlists, and share with your friends.

Huge thanks to Amanda, for over 30 years of friendship, and for inspiring this song. And thanks to all my friends and family, who’ve encouraged and supported me to share my musical passion with the world. I’m now forever immortalized in the interwebs, and it feels so damn good!

Now, get out there and live YOUR dreams!

Highest Love,

Jess

NEW SINGLE about to drop! LYLAS – A Song about Soul Sisters.

We all have friends that feel like family. Amanda, my bestie since age 5, is that lifelong ride or die Sister for me, so when her Birthday rolled around, August 22nd, I knew what I wanted to do…write her a song, of course! And thus, LYLAS, an anthem for Soul Sisters everywhere, was born.

As many moves as I’ve made over the years, she always comes to visit. This was taken at a pastry shop in Seattle during a Sister’s day out. #LYLAS
Backwoods copywriter right here! Haha! I still do it the good ole fashioned way, by mailing it to myself.

Written, played, sung, recorded, produced and released by yours truly, LYLAS will be my first single, recorded in my brand new home studio, to hit all major streaming outlets! Happy Birthday, Manda! Love you like a Sister forever!

I’ll be back with a link as soon as it drops, so be sure to sign up via email for all the latest updates. Till then, keep doing YOU, staying true and enjoying the view!

Highest Love,

Jess Bray

Nature’s Wisdom ~ A New Season with Praying Mantis and Bear

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Yesterday, hubby and I enjoyed a precious, Soul-quenching day, just the two of us. Late afternoon, we stepped out our back door to make music together and discovered a praying mantis floating in our newfie’s water bowl. Being the first out the door, Jon immediately rescued him, placing him tenderly on the wisteria vine in hopes of drying out his drowning body and recovering the use of his limbs.

As I began to sing a gentle song of love and wellness to sacred mantis, he looked away to the leaf just passed his head.  There I discovered a tiny perfectly shaped heart eaten out of the leaf. I felt his returning love and gratitude, and he turned his head to look right at me as I continued to sing and connect with his Spirit.  I knew our encounter was no accident, that there was a message, a meaning.

Hubby and I enjoyed a beautiful sunset, playing and singing together, and as we entered back into our abode, we saw the mantis had fully recovered.  Mantis’ message was divinely timed, as Spirit always is, and was perfect confirmation of my recent embrace of hibernation and reflection for creative Soul renewal.

“Usually the Praying Mantis makes an appearance when we’ve flooded our lives with so much business, activity, or chaos that we can no longer hear the still small voice within us. Taking a step back and some simple meditation would be in order here because the external din we’ve created needs to be quieted so that we can come back to our own truth. The Praying Mantis always comes to us when we need peace, quiet and calm in our lives. […] Even within this calm and serene environment you are capable of quick and decisive action when opportunity presents itself.” (http://spirit-animals.com/praying-mantis)

In the past, it has been difficult for me to allow myself to rest, to let go of the pull to always be productive and creating, working toward some desired goal. This year, I embrace my resting cycle without guilt, and in doing so, I see that the seeds I sewed during my natural times of energetic action, now blossom at my doorstep as I rest…a phenomenon I always believed possible but never truly made space for until now.

Ophrys Photography
Ophrys Photography

The past two years, the bear has visited my dreams. Last year, they were trying to eat me…a clear sign of the need to learn to honor my resting cycle. This year, from my space of acceptance and allowing, the bear returns — this time, following me around like a puppy dog…a sign of lesson learned and confirmation of my growth.

I am truly enjoying this time of less activity and more rest ~ less productivity and more play ~ less seeking and more finding ~ less projection and more reflection ~ more receiving ~ more blissful connection with those who mean the most.  I’m all aglow with this new season in life, in the moment, relaxed and open for whatever and wherever the great mystery leads me.

~ Jess ♥ ∞

Emergence

 

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Kristofer Rowe Photography

I emerge from my cocoon with courageous and capable wings. Where will they carry me? That’s the beauty of the journey…the excitement of mystery. Of one thing I am now certain. I trust that wherever the winds of change blow, it will follow the direction of my heart’s true yearning, and for that, I am infinitely grateful.

~ Jess Bray ♥ ∞

Singing for Well Being

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To sing we must breathe fully. Deep, full breaths cleanse and refresh the entire central channel and energetic field. Singing with a vision and intention creates a whole new world within and without. Even if it’s just a hum, sing, sing each day to your wellness, to your fullness, to create the life you desire.

~ Jess ♥

New Song, New Moon, New Beginnings

New song, new seeds, new moon, Chinese new year, new Spring emerging (Imbolc/Brigid’s Day, Feb 1st). Here’s to all the deep sacred seeds we’ve planted this winter, and the fresh new beginnings soon to sprout! ~ Jess Bray ♥

P.S. Love that the time on the vid is 313…
http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/2011/08/angel-number-313.html