New Developments in 2016 / by Shannon Chapman

Happy New Year to my fans and supporters!  January is often a time of change and resolution for many people. I don’t usually make resolutions, and I didn’t this year, but nonetheless I’ve ventured into unknown territory this month.

I’ve started writing my own songs. This may not seem like a big deal to a lot of you, but it is a totally new development for me and I’m very optimistic about this turn in my personal journey. I would like to take a minute to mention a few main influences on my songwriting. The first is one of my university mentors, who gave me so much valuable knowledge through classes, one-on-one sessions, and involvement in his projects:

Michael Cain

And there are two absolutely incredible bands that write and play at a level that I can only hope to have a taste of someday, and are currently all I listen to:

Moses Hightower

Hiatus Kaiyote

Mad love to both bands for showing me an entirely new way to listen to and appreciate music!

I’m sharing my new songs with friends whom I trust to give me their thoughts, feedback and advice, and you can hear them too at my SoundCloud page.

Thanks for listening, and all the best in 2016!