10/7/13 – I hope you guys have been following the chart trends for Candy Coated Raindrops (CCR), or at least my updates. Each week, I find myself anticipating the latest chart position. Never thought I’d actually be one to be so enthralled by chart movement, but I must admit I’m slightly hooked. Honestly, I’m just excited that music lovers all around the world are responding positively to the single. I had success with my past projects, but this single, CCR, has generated more buzz than what I recall from others. Perhaps this is because there wasn’t an intentional focus or campaign geared toward one particular song on my other projects. We always promoted the entire project and radio/dj’s dictated what the singles would be based on their preferences. This time around we took a slightly different approach. We released CCR prior to the release of #reacquainted to “test the waters” so to speak….and the single really took off from there. I’ve got to admit, seeing my name listed there on the charts with the majors is an overwhelming feeling; An extreme feeling of accomplishment. But I also realize it’s just another stop on the journey.
Charting does bring along a few perks. Phone calls, licensing offers, interview requests, collaboration opportunities….you know, the typical industry happenings. While I’m grateful for all of this, I think I’m even more excited to move on to the Fall/Winter tour schedule. Putting together a show is always a fun, yet tedious task. More deadlines, more people, more expenses, more headaches, but the joy that ensues when I hit the stage obliterates all of the aforementioned necessary evils! I’m hoping to see you soon. Until then, keep watching the charts!