Lyonne and Music for Introverts

This is my first guest post.  Recently, Lyonne and I talked about a collaboration, to see how she might connect with my audience.  I’ve since listened to her music which is very similar to other types of music I enjoy – low key and soothing.  Read to learn more about her and please check out her social media and website (links at the bottom).  Also at the end of this post is a link to her latest release, just out today.  Thank you Lyonne!!

I’m so happy to be sharing these words with you. I know this is a blog that aims to be read, primarily, by an audience of retired introverts. When I first got in touch with Linda, we exchanged a few words about this, and the fact that I don’t belong to her usual target audience. I find it funny, in a nice way, that somehow introversion is an umbrella that shelters many of us, regardless of our age.

Some time ago, I can’t put my finger on it exactly, I discovered that the music I make resonates with and impacts the introvert world. Being one myself, I started to notice the appreciation of my songs that came from many introverts.

I usually write songs about contradiction, loneliness or seeing the world as a low-key outsider, as I jokingly define myself. I also find inspiration in stories and books. I love J.D Salinger, and I wrote a song called “Catcher”, inspired by “The Catcher in The Rye”. The song talks about the difficulty of taking a step into the unknown, crossing a gap, and how sometimes distances between where we are and where we wish to be, feel like overwhelming chasms.

My latest release is called Rain of May. I wrote the song in Argentina, on the days prior to moving to Copenhagen, where I reside now. It was a very special moment in my life, that felt like a hinge. I was confronted with a lot of mixed feelings and getting ready to start a new chapter.

The lyrics revolve around the fear of losing what you once thought you had, and the feeling of emptiness you get when you realize you no longer share a bond with something or someone special. I know these descriptions may sound overly dramatic, but for me, it is through music that I can let go of my own anguishes and connect with others in a way I find only arts allow.

I’ve been asked many times how I coped with the fact of being an introvert and at the same time being able to stand on stage, in the spotlight, letting go and opening up my feelings to an audience. I must admit that at the beginning of my career, it was a big question I also asked myself, and I thought would be one of the biggest challenges I’d have to overcome.

It has been an interesting process, where I needed to step out of my comfort zone. Ultimately, and most of the time, I get to experience the live performances as liberating experiences, where I get to freely express my emotions and let it all come out. I also use the space and time to play an extrovert, and I’ve learnt to enjoy it more and more.

If you’ve read this long, then I believe you might enjoy my music. You’re welcome to listen and connect through my songs. I’d love to hear your thoughts as well. I look forward to seeing you on my social media and website.

Sincerely, Lyonne.

Latest release. Check it out!!