Archive for August, 2008

Thank you For The Feedback

Posted by Heather
In career, music
22Aug 08

     Recently, my new single, ” (Keep Feeling) Fascination ” was put up on my website for everyone to listen to.  Not only have many of you taken the time to visit my site and give it a listen, but an impressive number of you have been kind enough to go a step further, and let me know your thoughts about the song.  I have received a lot of e-mails, Facebook messages, and some comments right on my website, and I think it’s really important to let you all know how much your time and feedback is appreciated.

Thankyou all for your words of support and encouragement – it really is great to hear when people like what you have done, and even when they don’t.  Most of what I have heard so far has  ( thankfully ) been good, and those of you who commented that they needed to adjust to the change of genre – I appreciate your honesty, and fully understand where you are coming from. ( A lot of people are more familiar with me singing 1920’s – 1950’s Big Band/Swing/Lounge, which was what my 1st CD was )

The song will be available soon on iTunes and other sites, and I will be announcing that shortly.

In the mean time, I have been busy rehearsing my 80’s Ballad, which I am recording next week.  I am really excited about this next song, as it is one I have loved for a very long time, and I can relate to it in many ways, from different stages in my life.  Right now, it feels especially significant.

Once again, thankyou so much for listening to my song, and for sharing your thoughts with me – it does not go unnoticed. 🙂

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Well, it’s time to let everyone have a listen to my new song – it’s a re-worked version of 80’s classic Human League’s ” ( Keep Feeling ) Fascination ” , featuring backup vocals by the amazingly talented Darryl Kromm ( Strange Advance ). My producer, Jarome Matthew did a great job with the music, keeping what was essential from the original, but also adding some really interesting sounds, giving new dimension to the song, and bringing it into the future. We had a lot of fun working on this track and I talk more about it here. I feel it represents my new direction well into the kind of music I have always wanted to make!

The song will be available soon for download on iTunes, mp3, Rhapsody, Napster, eMusic and more – Just check my Music page for details.

I look forward to hearing your feedback. Just click on the hot pink ” Play ” Button below, to hear the song 🙂 (You can share it with friends using the ‘Share This’ button below)

Fascination Song Cover Art

Play “(Keep Feeling) Fascination:

[audio:(Keep Feeling)_Fascination.mp3]


Vocals: Heather Doré, Darryl Kromm (Strange Advance)
Production Arrangement And Engineering: Jarome Matthew
Original Version: The Human League
© 2008

80’s Ballad

Posted by Heather
In career, music
10Aug 08

     With my 1st single ( the 80’s Dance Track ) about to be released any day, I am moving on to my next song, which is a ballad from the 80’s.  I will be going into the Studio  this month to record it, and am looking forward to a visit with my Producer, Jarome Matthew, whom I have not seen in a couple of months, since I moved away from Vancouver.

     It will be great to get back into the Studio again – it’s always feels so amazing – as if the rest of the world fades away while I’m in there, and all I can feel is positive, creative energy – very cool.  It’s always difficult to leave when the session is over, because I love being there, doing what I love to do, working with a good friend and producer whom I trust completely  – it’s just such a positive experience in every way. 

     Recording the 80’s Ballad is going to be great, but I need to get past one line in the song, that so far, in rehearsal, always makes me well up … any of you singers out there know how hard it is to sing when you are crying, or even choked up with emotion … but I guess that’s a good sign that the song really means something to me, and touches me deeply. I think it would be kind of silly to sing songs that you don’t  “connect ” to, or relate to.   That would seem phony to me, and I don’t play that game.  In the past, I have done a couple of songs that weren’t really ” me “, and it just didn’t feel right, and my close friends could always tell which songs I enjoyed singing, and which ones I didn’t …  I don’t ever want to be in that kind of position again, and I just won’t.  ( I won’t allow it, and neither would Jarome. ) Life is too short to waste time doing anything that doesn’t bring you ( and hopefully others ) joy.

      All of my favourite songs from the 80’s bring back memories for me, most of which are good ones.  I guess it helps that they knew how to write songs back then – they actually cared about the quality of the music and lyrics, and didn’t just pump out songs as quickly as possible and try and appeal to a ” mainstream ” audience like they often do now.  Maybe I’m a little biased, but I think some of the best music ever was in the 80’s …:)

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