I am Chantilly, a singer-songwriter turned blogger/ outfit poster. ChantillySongs is where I write. I love it, and have found it's a wonderful platform to express myself!
I studied music composition at Purchase College, where there was an amazing community of artists who are now all doing great things- including Regina Spektor, Dan Deacon, and Langhorne Slim. I started making my album shortly after graduation with friend Danielle Depalma, and spent a year playing shows around the northeast in support of it.
(You can download some of that music for free on my bandcamp page.)
college st. cafe, clinton, ny
langdon st. cafe, montpelier, vt
I am at present recording a new EP with producer Saul Simon Macwilliams- who regularly works with indie greats Jenny Owen Youngs, Gregory and the Hawk, and Chris Garneau, and who is also currently a touring member of Ingrid Michealson's band.
I originally started blogging for a few reasons... I wanted to chronicle my experience making my new EP, and also to have updated content on my website more fequently.
saul putting together a shock mount
shane thor galligan
pots & pans that we made fun sounds with
Another reason I started blogging is that I was a little down in the dumps. I was starting to get fed up with everything- music and life in general. I was telling myself all sorts of negative things. I felt unheard.
Then, I started posting outfits and details about my life. Looking at those pictures, seeing the fact that live in New York City, pursuing something I love made me feel so lucky. It made me realize that none of the bad things I believe about myself are true.
Now I find myself writing about all sorts of things, including jumping into the 30 days of lists project. It's made me feel good to see that people are reading and commenting on what i have to say, even if it's only a handful. But it continues to grow daily, and I'm excited to delve even more into the blogging community!
Thanks for reading! Maybe you'll come jump in and follow the journey with me on my blog, twitter, or youtube. See you around!