Hi everybody! Happy Tuesday! Christine here. I wanted to sit down and talk to you guys about our inspiration behind Kismet. Every song Melissa & I write is filled with our our personal struggles, feelings and passion. Either myself or Melissa will come up with a title or a few lines that we are feeling and the other person builds off of that. Normally it is Melissa who comes up with the start of each song because that girl has SO much passion and so many songs in her heart. She inspires me so much, and together we have the best time writing songs. Honestly, before I met Melissa I had only written a few full songs on my own, although I was a huge fan of creative writing, short stories & poetry! But I struggled with the structure of writing a full song. When we get together our creativity just flows so nicely. We sit down with her beautiful blue guitar and our song books, then always have a blast putting our real life experience into our music.
Kismet is such a special song to us because it is the first song Melissa and I ever wrote together. I am a HUGE sucker for love songs so of course, I wanted our first song to be a love song. It took quite a while to perfect since we went through a few band members and the song changed slightly every time someone else played it. We were so excited to finally sit down and record it with a producer Jared Robinson out of Moose Jaw SK, in his studio called Nebulus Entertainment. He really understood the soft, lovely dovey feeling we were going for. The song came out beautifully and we are so proud to call it ours! For myself, I used inspiration from my very first love & high school sweetheart. I remember the feeling of falling in love with him, where it feels like the world stops and you can't believe you ever lived a day without them. Where the sun shines brighter and the birds sing louder; absolutely nothing can get you down because you've found someone that fills the void in your heart that you perhaps didn't even know was there... At least that's what it was like for me. Of course being 16 and full of hormones, I'm sure this amplified the feeling!
I'm very satisfied that I could get my story out through my lyrics in Kismet. One of the lines I wrote was "You drew me in with the signals you sent". In that line I was trying to describe the feeling of liking a boy and not being sure if he likes you back. Maybe some of the things he does could be considered flirting but you don't know for sure because we all know boys in high school won't be up front with a girl for fear of rejection. Or maybe they're terrified of girls in general, it is hard to say! I'm sure it is different for everyone. The other half of the line, "haven't caught my breath since we first met" was talking about that initial connection you could call "love at first sight". The feeling when someone literally takes your breath away. I hope everybody reading this blog has had a chance to experience this wonderful feeling, even though it maybe didn't last like the fairy tales do.
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