Michelle and I met years ago in one of the circles of synchronicity that happens amidst the billions of bits of information produced every second. She has started a Kickstarter to support the release of her new LP, “To Dissapear”. Here is the link to access that fundraiser: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/michellewake
I wanted to get a little more in depth with passion and life so I asked her a few questions. Her answers will connect you not only with her music but also valuable thoughts that exist in those billions of bits, open to us to choose from.
- When did you start singing?
I started Singing when I was 15 and felt like I had more to say than just playing the piano could articulate. I keep a lot of information to myself on a daily basis. I’m bombarded with thoughts and feelings so much that It actually results in being more of an introvert as I feel it’s not safe to share everything inside. So when I write a song, it is the “finally.” It’s something I’ve been wanting to say or need to say in order to cope with what I’m not saying. It’s like a gift to myself and a rare siting for everyone else.
2. How did you decide to “Get it done?”
I always had intentions to “get it done.” In 2015 living and working in NYC for a couple of years, I learned how to condition my thoughts and in a way I woke up. I suffered at my job and in my marriage and struggled with my religion. I woke up to find myself very angry for not speaking up for myself. I left my husband and my job and my set of rules. I spoke less to family to allow fresh mental space to move ahead. I changed my last name legally to Michelle Wake because I never wanted to sit dormant again in the world. No more labels to hide behind. Now ever day I wake up to myself and confront the reality of who I am recognizing the fragility of its existence in such a brutal world.