EMILY ROCKARTS

singer/songwriter

Eighty Songs Project

Well it's been just over a month since I've been home from the east coast tour, and summer tour planning has begun! The year is almost over and it's coming up to that time of year when we reflect on our goals, and what the year ahead will bring.

For me, I'm hoping to record my first full length record in 2017. I've got a lot of work to do between now and then, mainly writing. I'd like to be more habitual in writing, and in many of the stories of artists I respect and admire, they started with a large body of work, and then narrowed it down to their best pieces. 

There's this great Ira Glass video on this exact topic. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So my goal is to finish 80 songs by Sept. 1st. There are 37 weeks until September 1st. This means I have to write roughly two songs a week between now and then (plus a few extra!). I'm going to wait until I've reached my 40th song before I tell you more details. 

1. Stranger

2. Inventor

3. Get It All Back