Today, after lunch, I went to Athena’s home and studio to hear a few of her newly recorded songs that will be on her next album.
During lunch, we talked about our Muses, a word neither of us would have used even just a few weeks ago. Athena told me she writes music much the way I put make quilts. By bringing together different pieces of music and words and stitching them into a whole song.
I love to listening to Athena sing. Her voice is filled with nuance and emotion. Some of the songs I’ve heard from her new album are bold, powerful and inspiring. While others have a meaningful simplicity and ease. Sometimes the words and music create a delightful juxtaposition (lemon curd is what comes to mind).
Athena’s played some of her songs on her piano, for me and our friend Mandy, when she first wrote them. But the new versions, that she is producing for her album, are in the realm of creating music that is unimaginable to me.
I love talking to her about the process and trying to understand it all. I love listening to the music she is creating.