Yes, it truly is that close!  2 weeks and 4 days before my second album is released!

It really has been a long time coming.  I started recording in August 2017 for this album, but then life kept getting in the way – darned thing, life!  I could blame my Husband  Peter for much of that, but then, how would I have got the inspiration for the final song on my album 😂.  Not that I want him to go flying feet first into a cliff again, but it is true that creativity, whether it be songwriting, art, poetry etc. is often inspired by life experiences.

On release day I will share the links with you to all the online streaming channels so that you can listen to your hearts content.  Don’t forget though, that if you want a physical CD, these will only be available through my website and I am currently taking pre-orders.  As a bonus, if you do pre-order you can start listening to the whole album straight away, as I will send you immediately all 11 tracks as MP3 downloads.

So, once again, here is the link to pre-order a signed CD.  You’ll be able to convert the AU$ into the currency of your choice and see shipping costs before you place your final order.

‘Take A Breath’ pre-orders

Something that I am also very much looking forward to sharing with you soon is a song that members of my facebook group “Laini’s Beach Shack” have been writing collaboratively.This is the first time that I’ve ever been part of a collaborative songwriting process with so many people from all over the world and it’s been a really interesting and enjoyable experience.  The song is called “Butterfly Girl”.

So, watch this space!

And don’t forget that if you would like to join my facebook group, just click on the link below and then on the JOIN button and enter your best e-mail address to sign up for my newsletters.

Laini’s Beach Shack Facebook Group

Until next time, take care

Laini xx

YAY! At last – it’s release day for the second single, “I Breathe You In” from my upcoming Album (Take A Breath)!

I’m so excited to share this with you and I really hope you enjoy listening to the track and to watching the music video.

Here are all links:

MUSIC VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

SPOTIFY

ITUNES

DOWNLOAD

So, next up is the full album release, which is very exciting, and In my next post I’ll share more information with you about this, including details about how you can pre-order your own physical, signed copy, and receive an immediate pre-release download of the whole album!

Until then, take care,

Laini xx

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In today’s post I’m really happy to announce that the release date for my single “I Breathe You In” is Friday 26th April.

This is probably the most singer/songwriter track on my upcoming album and it was voted as a single release by members of my facebook group “Laini’s Beach Shack”.  If you’d like to join the group (which is open to all my newsletter subscribers) then just head over here and post your best e-mail address in after clicking on the JOIN tab.  Laini’s Beach Shack facebook group

And, in my last post I promised you that I would share a sneak preview of the track and Music Video, so trra trra – here it is!

Sneak Preview “I breathe you in”

I’m really looking forward to sharing the full version with you now!

Until then, take care,

Laini xx

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The quick answer is some exciting news and shares on my upcoming second album “Take A Breath” 😀

Firstly though, thank you everyone who wrote to me after my last post – I’m glad you found it interesting to read about the concept behind the music video for the first single release, also called “Take A Breath”.

It’s getting closer and closer now to the album release and I’ll soon be putting up a link for anyone who would like to pre-order the physical CD, so watch this space.

In this post however, I promised that I would share with you the full album artwork, created by my wonderful friend in Louisiana – Tammy Stewart.   One thing I absolutely love about modern times and technology is the way that is connects people from all over the world and allows collaborations which would never before have been possible.

I first met Tammy through Twitter and fell immediately in love with the way she created beautiful fantasy art out of her photography.  We got chatting and got to know each other and when I started thinking about the artwork for my second album, I approached to see if she would be interested.

Thankfully she was absolutely over the moon and for the next few weeks we collaborated – she asking me to send her photos in certain poses (many thanks to Mike Raine and Pamela Rosalynde for taking the photos!) which she then worked into the artwork and sent to me for consideration.

Here is the finished artwork which I absolutely love – I hope you do too!

If you would like to see more of Tammy’s artwork just head across to her facebook pages Tammy Stewart and LeBelAgePhoto

Before I release the album though, I am going to release one more single “I Breathe You In” as voted by members of my Beach Shack facebook group (which is open to all of my newsletter subscribers – just click on the link at the bottom of this newsletter if you would like to sign up and join in the fun) and this week I’ve been concentrating on starting work on the Music Video.

On Wednesday I woke up to a gorgeous late summer day and so, on the spur of the moment decided to take advantage of it to head down to Roches Beach, 20 minutes away, to shoot some video footage.

Thankfully the beach was virtually empty – just one couple walking their dog wondering who this mad woman was singing loudly to herself and prancing around on the beach 😂. It was such fun though and a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. I always feel so happy at the beach!  Here is a photo:

I’m really looking forward now to being able to share the finished video with you – just lots and lots of editing first 😂!

Finally, a bit of exciting news for me this week! Yesterday morning I woke up to discover that I’d been included in Episode 6 of the ‘Taking Off Podcast’ broadcast all the way from Peterborough in England!  Chris, the Producer, supports Indie music from all over the world and it feels such an honour to be included amongst so much musical talent!  Here is a link to the episode for all of you who are interested in listening – I appear with 2 tracks at  01.28.47

Taking Off Podcast Episode 6

So, next time I write I’ll be able to announce the release date for my second single and also I’m hoping to be able to give you a sneak preview of the music video.

Until then, take care

Laini xx

PS – If you’d like to be the first to hear all my latest news, pre-release music, exclusive content and learn a bit more about me;  plus, receive some free downloads, then just pop in your best e-mail address here – Newsletter sign-up