In the deserts of New Mexico, foot-steps away from the test site of the first atomic bomb, a more subtle explosion was born, in the form of Alana Stewart. Gifted in music, but energized by visual art, songwriting took a backseat to design in Alana's life until mid-way through a degree in the visual arts- when she gave up and surrendered to the powers urging her to sing. Alana uses her singing tools to bring serenity back into her life and others.
"We're all made up of energy. We all have a vibrational charge, and managing the sounds, vibrations, and frequencies around us has the power to make us feel safe again- so maybe we can abandon our space-ships and smile at strangers again."
While songwriting, Alana always starts with the melody and only uses a lyric if it fits harmoniously with the melody. "Melody rules all" she says. To Alana, the English language is a gift to music.
"I can select and shimmy to suit my needs whether I'd like my line to follow a certain percussive direction, or just sit well architecturally within my melody."
Alana writes a lot about purpose and duty to the family and how to reconcile the two. She writes about searching for joy without shallow disregard for family and deep connection with others.
"How do we support and love people while staying true to our purpose? Shouldn't they be the same thing? How do we escape role barriers like gender stereotypes, racial stereotypes and age stereotypes?"
Alana was built and groomed to be a healer and that's what she intends to accomplish with each collection of songs.
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