"All I Lost Was You" (Who is this Michael Barnes guy, lady?)

Let me preface this by saying that I am both a lyricist and vocalist. I have been writing since I was a child, and I was trained by the best choral directors in this state, if not this nation. I am well-versed in sight-reading; I can find my way around a keyboard or piano, my vocal range and tone can bring a room to its knees and make grown men cry…but my writing has been, to say the least, difficult to incorporate. Though published, and despite my modesty, fawned over by those I feel close enough to share it with, mixing the two has been the ultimate challenge. In the midst of a very rough time in my life emotionally, I’ve been gradually slipping into some harmony with my voice and its sound with my lyrics, some semblance of potential…and then there was an album called “All I Lost Was You.”
The album is a result of one man’s devotion, one soul’s foray into true creation. Michael Barnes…the end-all to the album. Written, played, produced by ONE person.
Even without that aspect, it’s sure to have something every person can relate to. I’ve laughed, danced, sung along, and even cried. I hear this is a year of “radical self-empowerment.” There is no better album to fit such a year, personal affairs aside. “All I Lost Was You” tells a story about finding self-respect, heartbreak, revenge, and despair. It is VERY personal…and I really don’t know how else to explain the raw and true nature of it.
I could continue this, go track by track, but this is definitely a more personal journey than I’d rather chatter about here. Michael Barnes is the real deal…go fall in love with him before everyone else does.
Mr. Barnes:
This is a very personal thank you from someone who needed to wake the hell up and start pursuing her own dreams instead of telling herself it wasn’t worth the pain.
The rest of you? Go. Listen. Now. I promise you’ll be pleasantly surprised and in awe. I’ve got about three years worth of editing to get to. And for the love of God, buy the album if you like it.
Next up? Triple SP’s 2011 release: “Transmissions”

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