A lETTER TO MY FANS
To the amazing people who actually listen to my music and appreciate my artistry, I just want you to know-first and foremost-that I am forever grateful that you celebrate me. Words cannot express the joy I feel to connect with you this way and to be loved by you this way. From the depths of my soul, I appreciate you.
I know it’s been a while since I’ve released new music, but Covid, the state of the world, and my own personal demons have taken a toll on me. I’ve been working really hard to deal with myself and tend to my mental health.
For those of you that followed me on Instagram, my account has been terminated by the company for no real reason. But honestly, I am grateful that it’s gone. Social Media is very toxic to me. It doesn’t align with my beliefs and who I am as a person or an artist. I caught myself becoming obsessed with how my pictures looked, how many followers I had, or how many likes and comments were on my posts, and it began to strip away all that is real about me.
I’ve had the chance to chat with many people from around the world, and as cool as that may be, I’ve caught myself in a lot of weird and uncomfortable conversations. At the time, I thought it was necessary to build my brand, but now that I know what I know, I choose to be only me-in real life I am anti-social and socially awkward. If I did interact with my fans or strangers, I’d prefer deep and meaningful conversations or to talk about my music. And because we are strangers, I’d also prefer to not have too many long conversations. It makes me uncomfortable. I want to connect with everyone but I'd like it to be reasonable.
As far as music goes, I do have quite a few new songs but am now selective about where and how I record my music. In the beginning, the goal was all about just getting my music and name out there no matter what- including settling for bad quality. But now, I’d prefer quality over quantity. I want you to truly experience me and what I have to say because I have a lot to say, and I vow to be completely honest, authentic, and transparent in all my lyrics. I want to reach real people-people who can relate, people who feel things but can’t express themselves or can’t find the words to say. I want to be your musical/lyrical representative.
I’ve had a very traumatic life growing up and have experienced so many crazy things, but was too afraid to talk about it. I didn’t want people to know these things about me. I didn’t want to be judged. I didn’t want people to look me in my face and know these secrets. But now, I’m realizing, the only way to set myself free is to talk about it, share it and face it. And I want to do that with you, through my music.
Because quality music takes a bit more time, money, and practice to produce, It will be a while before you hear something new. But know I’m constantly thinking of you and cannot wait to reconnect with you and share my stories with you. My love is yours and I’ll be in touch again soon enough. Thank you again for your support.
Scarlet Jei Saoirse