It was the day after Thanksgiving 2017 when I sat down with Brozart, a music producer in Nashville. We were meeting for a quick write session, and I say quick write because I had about an hour before I had to leave. I needed to meet up with my church to serve dinner at The Salvation Army.
We made small talk before he asked me what I wanted to do and I, in typical fashion stated, “I mean, I’m down for whatever.” No lie, I was nervous! Lol, Brozart was the homie, but we had never “officially” worked on anything creative together. He played a few tracks and then said, “I have this one track that already has a hook.”
I said, “Okay, let’s hear it.”
He played the beat and we were both vibing to it. We let the beat play for a few minutes before we both began jotting down notes. An hour later, we were recording a rough voice note of the way the song was supposed to go. I left, sprained ankle and all (totally different story lol) and made my way back to my city.
A few days later I received a call from Trisha Alicia (Nashville recording artist), who was the writer of the hook and she said she wanted the whole song.
“…but it’s a rap song.” I said
She responded, “I’ll srap it.” Srap= sing rap
I said, “OK,” interested it to see how it would sound.
What started out as a random write session became the recipe for Believer (click for lyric video), a feel good anthem proclaiming one’s commitment to the freedom granted through God and the love of Christ.
At the beginning of each year, my Sanager and I sit down to talk about yearly goals. One of my goals in 2016 was to have a song out in 2017. (Which manifested itself in a poetry feature on a song called Faith Walk. If you search Komplex Simplicity on spotify, it’ll pop up 2:43-3:16). So, 2017 I wanted to go bigger.
Poetry is such a huge part of my life, so yes, even though I wanted these things I wasn’t ACTIVELY pursuing a way for me to achieve what I spoke. But God! Always aligning and positioning me in situations and around people who increase my creativity and drive.
I said all that to say this, yes I was a little reckless in only saying what I desired and not having a plan, but you have to start somewhere!
Say what you’re afraid to want outloud.
Write it down.
Make it real.
If it’s supposed to be yours then it will be, because nothing can stop you from what already belongs to you! (But frfr you still need to work for what you desire, because you’re still expected to perform.)
God will manifest our desires in ways that we couldn’t even imagine and for this I will always believe in His process!
Anyway, I love you all! And to my friend who embarked on a new journey this week… I believe the God in you! You have so much to offer the world, go be great! I leave you all with this…
John 14: 12-14 CSB
“Truly I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (Komplex Simplicity)
P.s. Believer by Trisha Alicia is available everywhere your listen to/stream music!