This week I am working on my next music release to be out by the end of May! All songs were recorded before I left Nashville, and I wrote them all. They are all from my heart and range from love songs in contemporary/country to a few more soulful bluegrass, fun feels and then even a couple soulful folk/rock feels–it is something for everyone I am hoping. It will be a digital release out on iTunes, etc. called “Maybe” from the title cut…
We also recorded a Christmas song called “Same Old Story” which was not country but contemporary with even horns.
All of the songs were recorded by early last December , even as I was packing to move to FL. I will put the Christmas song out again next holiday season. It is about how God’s love is for everyone and there is “new hope in the same old story” for all who believe.
There is a fun song I began in my twenties that I wrote back then with hit co-writers called “Third Person Singular,” and we had a blast cutting it.
Then, there is a song I wrote by myself called “I Promise You” that turned out really special–it could be about someone promising someone else to always be there no matter what, but the surprise is that it is a promise from Jesus to me. I wrote it back in my twenties, the first time I lived in NYC and was singing around town. The whole thing came to me when I was upstairs at a deli, the kind of “Smiling Deli” NYC no longer has but used to be a chain all over town back in the 90s. I took a scratch sheet of paper and wrote the whole thing sitting upstairs. I finally got to record it with these wonderful musicians who are my friends and cried when I heard the final mix. We all felt it together, and I knew I would be back to Nashville with these same musicians to do more.
The song “Maybe” is all about falling in love. This will be the title cut of the whole compilation.
I got to work with the best of the best in musicians, singers and engineers, so I am excited about this next release and hope it touches anyone who hears it. Every song is real, even the couple on there that are fun, uptempo “old school” country.
So, stay tuned for “Maybe.”
About Dwayna Litz
Dwayna Litz is an American singer, songwriter, author and speaker with music currently published by Universal Music, Spirit Music and her own ASCAP publishing company, Litz Music in Nashville.