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Lyrics – Seeing You

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Next up in my series of ‘what are Janey’s songs all about?’ is Seeing You, from my album Along the Way and also featured on my first EP, Introducing.

I wrote Seeing You a couple years after I lost my brother. One of the themes of the song is about how we remember people we’ve lost. If we are open to sharing in such a painful time, we can hear so many different memories from family and friends. So, although we all knew him, we all did so in different ways. Talking to people about how they knew him was not only a fond way for us to support each other but, for me, it was a journey of getting to know and understand my brother in new ways. 

Lyrics - Seeing You

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A first time for everything….. here we go

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OK so I’m not normally one to share demos of songs, but it seems to be ‘the thing’ to do.

So I figure maybe it’s time I get brave and take the plunge to post my very first ‘draft’ song! GULP!

I’ve been working on some new songs for a while, but life’s been throwing all sorts in my direction so it’s taken ages longer than I hoped! But I’m finally enjoying making some progress and I’m now getting the demos ready to go into a proper studio around Easter time.

This one is called ‘Without you’ and it was one of the songs I put in my acoustic gigs I did at the end of 2013. I would love to have your comments!

Quite a surprise, but awesome anyway

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Just received a really amazing review of ‘Time WIll Tell’ courtesy of Tony Cannella from Femme Metal Webzine.   Quite a pleasant surprise as it’s been a year since it was released!

Check out the review here

http://www.femmemetalwebzine.net/2014/01/16/janey-summer-time-wil-tell-single-2011/

While you’re there, why not take 5 to find out about some of the other awesome female-fronted heavy bands that are getting showcased. Well worth a quick peek, I reckon 🙂

Lyrics – Time Will Tell

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I often get asked about my lyrics – what they mean, or what a certain song is a about.

So I thought I’d start a little series and post up some of my favourite lyrics over the next couple months. To start the ball rolling these are from my most recent single, Time Will Tell. I was inspired by the writing style of Ronnie James Dio on this song. Maybe you can tell!? Would love to hear your comments.  Are you surprised by what the lyrics actually are? Especially if you’ve been singing along something completely different! 😉

Lyrics for Time Will Tell (c) Janey Summer 2009
Lyrics for Time Will Tell
(c) Janey Summer 2009

Is it New Year already? Whaaaaa????! ;)

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Yes it’s time for the Happy New Year blog overload!

Well, 2013 has been quite a year for me on the personal front, even if not so much on the musical front!

This year after years of uncertainty and problems, I’ve finally got a secure home, income and my health is now fully restored. Thank God! And I’m sure you’ll agree these three things are pretty important basics to get sorted! I’ve gotta say a huge thanks to everyone who has sent me encouraging messages and notes. And thanks for sticking by me in these rougher/quieter times. Some haven’t. So it certainly makes me grateful for the loyalty I have been shown by fans and friends J

Anyway, good news is that now all that ‘stuff’ is taken care of, I’m looking forward to having more time and resources to put into my main mission of music in 2014. HOORAY! My first priority will be to get my delayed EP recorded and released – based on the songs I’ve been gigging at acoustic sets over the last few months – cannot wait!

I’m also going to be going all-out to get a live line-up together, as well as exploring the possibility of writing songs for publishing – ie writing for other people – so lots in the pipeline!

God bless you in 2014! Hope you have a fantastic night tonight, full of laughter and joy, and that 2014 will see our lives rise higher with the sun shine on our backs.

Janey x

New directions and new songs

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Lately I’ve been working on lots of new songs, and a recent change in my circumstances has meant if all goes to plan, I should be able to get into the studio by the end of the year to record and release a new EP.  I’m very excited and happy about that at long last!

And I’m loving the new material! I have to warn you tho, my lovely people, that it is a bit of departure from the ‘straight’ rock you might all be expecting from me.  It still shows my passion and heart, but its a little more pensive, thought provoking and got a definite ‘alt’ edge to it. Hopefully you will like it too.

‘Live’-wise, the ultimate aim is still to get a band line up established, but so far my efforts in that department haven’t proved fruitful. It’s frustrating at times, but I have too much of a drive and passion to just sit and wait around for other people! So meantime, I’ve decided to strip things back for a while and put together an acoustic set!

Could be interesting – it’s already having a positive impact and and opening up potential avenues for performances in places I wouldn’t be able to get into with a band – including the local prison!

All the while, it’s awesome and humbling to still have new people discovering the music, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the new stuff shapes up – both live and in the studio.

Much love x