Hello!

As you are reading this, I’m battling a cold. Seems that after weeks of successfully avoiding getting sick while working in a kindergarten full of snotty and sneezing little children, it finally got to me. So, lemon, ginger and honey it is… oh, and lots of restful sleep (just kidding, I’m a mom to a two year old, what is this sleep thing you speak of?)

Anywho. I have some more exciting news as well! Over the last weeks, I’ve been recording vocals for a new release that will be making its way to your ears (and hopefully hearts too), next month! Can you guess what it could be…? I’m very excited to share it with you 🙂 Let me tell you, it’s been QUITE the journey trying to make this release happen. It’s the first time I recorded all the vocals at home instead of in the studio with a person who knows what they’re doing. So, that came with its own set of frustrations. (Why is the mic buzzing? Why do I hear myself only through one side of the earphones? Why can’t I hear myself at all??) But, all was well in the end and I’ve learned a lot in the process. And now the tracks are emailed off to a person who knows what they’re doing (ha!) to be mixed and mastered and made into a sparkly auditory present under the musical Christmas tr… oh no, but now I’ve said too much 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your week 🧡

Love,

V.


PS: Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is a popular song written by Frank Loesser in 1944 and introduced to the public in the 1949 film Neptune’s Daughter. While the lyrics make no mention of a holiday, it is popularly regarded as a Christmas song owing to its winter theme. The song was released in eight recordings in 1949 and has been covered numerous times since. (-Wikipedia)

The song has been under scrutiny the last couple of years because of its lyrics. Some people think it refers to date rape (“Say, what’s in this drink?”) and that the man in the song doesn’t care about consent. Some newer versions have been made in which lyrics have been changed.

I don’t think the words are that problematic. Considering it was written in 1944, it sounds to me as if the woman in the song also wants to stay, but that this kind of “lewd” behaviour was not accepted from a woman in that time. But, interpret it as you want, that’s the beauty of having your own brain to think with 🙂

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