This week I'll be recording "Genesis," the first track on the album, which actually happens to be spoken word. This is my first real attempt at being a spoken word artist. I've watched people perform spoken word before and it is so riveting to see and feel all the emotions and triumph. I'd never thought that one day I would take the stage to do something like that. I'm a bit nervous and a bit excited all at the same time.
This track will set the stage for the album as it derives it's name from the title of the album. It explains what my genesis is and the purpose for the entire album. I've been working on this poem for almost a year now and I'm happy to say that I just finished it last night.
To give you a sneak peak, here are a few of the stanzas:
This is a new birth
Walking in a new day
Taking steps with clarity of vision as my
Eyes no longer see colors of gray
What once was is dead
and now alive I’m on display
Anxieties and worry
On Him these burdens I lay
favor and anointing a flowing oil
shining through me like a sun ray
No longer do I live nor love living
in a web, a tangled, lonely, god-forsaken mess of disarray
There's a lot more to it than that, but just to give you a hint of my genesis and what to look forward to once the album is released. What's your genesis?