3.19.19

Sarah sent me this from Copenhagen this morning

Sarah sent me this from Copenhagen this morning

Yesterday, I put a rough mix of “your Love is a light” on SoundCloud and it’s already garnered 165 plays… which isn’t much, but most of my SoundCloud songs only get 20 plays ever. It isn’t anything I’m proud of or anything, but it’s definitely an indication that I may be headed in a good direction. I firmly believe that “good” and “relevant” music travels. Yes, it’s good to have a marketing strategy and brand and all of that, but at the end of the day, music needs to be desirable and marketable on it’s own. And I feel as though I’m finding my niche. your Love is a light is just really different than anything I’ve done. It was created in a space of flexibility and flow and openness. I truly believe that I am capable of tapping into a sound and vibe that hasn’t been heard or felt before.

Sarah gets back from Europe tomorrow, but I won’t be able to see her until Sunday because of work. I am so excited to see her.

I’m serving tonight at the restaurant. I’m doing okay, but it’s definitely difficult for my brain to keep up when it gets busy, so I think I just need more experience with it.

I’m feeling drawn to a lifestyle of creativity, songwriting, producing, and living humbly with Sarah in Santa Barbara. I love LA and I’m staying here until February 2020 at the very least, but I’m slowly finding out who I am and what I want. I know for sure that I can build a career in writing music by being humble, hard working, and intentional, and once I get started on that path, I want to get back to my love and live in a beautiful town off the coast. Sounds cheesy, sounds stupid, but it’s all I really want. I’ve learned that I love Sarah more than anything and I’m looking forward to having some stability and normality with her in the next few years.

Ashton York