So it’s been another super busy and yet oh so enjoyable month here in Goa, followed by the start of our trip to Europe.
After many ups and downs and twists and turns the CD cases for eXhale finally arrived just in time for us to pack a load for the September 12th launch of the album in Ibiza (Goa lunch to follow in November).
For those of you that don’t know, I have not wanted to use the standard CD case as I wanted to avoid the use of plastic. After numerous people telling me they could give me what I was looking for, I came to the conclusion that I needed to design a simple card case and have it made in Goa, have the CD’s made in Bombay and collate them myself (with a little help from friends!).
We have also been finishing off a new promotional video, which should be out in the next few weeks, plus Vivek and I have taken on our first film together, ‘Shreelancer’ (although my first, this will be Vivek’s 23rd musical score for feature film).
Directed by Sandeep Mohan, Shreelancer is a great film about the journey and difficulties of following a creative path. When Vivek first suggested that we work together on a musical film score, my first thought was ‘what if I don’t like the film?’ I am very happy to say that this is not something I have had to worry about, with the subject matter being right up my street. Add to that a great Director and the involvement of a very talented singer songwriter and friend, Andrew Sloman, as well as studio time with Elvis Lobo and I feel truly blessed.
Oh, and did I mention that we moved? Vivek now has a great new place for his studio which he hopes to set up fully when we get back from our trip.
Luckily, as much as the energy has been flowing out, the support has also been flowing in. We now have Bhagvati Nath helping us with promotions and Trisham Dey helping with bookings and planning our winter multi city tour of India.
My lesson of the month? Relax, let the love flow and recognize that I really am supported in everything I do 🙂