It’s here! It’s here! It is officially my birthday, and as I had announced last week, I’m releasing my first mixtape, honestly: the birthday mixtape, to download for free. Basically, the birthday mixtape is a prequel to my first album, Honestly (EP), which will be coming out in November! The mixtape includes almost all of the songs off my EP plus a few covers, and will be free to download up until my EP release—consider it my birthday present to the world ^_^. I wanted to create something where I could express myself honestly 100%, so everything in the album reflects who I am and what I love, and I hope that you guys can kind of feel that. I’ve learned so much during these past couple months of creating this album and I’m so excited to be sharing the final product with you all! Without further adieu, scroll down for the track list & download link:
1. String Theory
3. Royals (Lorde Cover)
5. Alison’s Song
6. From the Furthest Thing (Drake Mashup)
7. Atmosphere (Kaskade Cover)
8. String Theory (music box mix)
Lyrics // Honestly Lyrics
I honestly would not have been able to follow through with this project if it weren’t for all of the amazing people who have helped and supported me along the way:
Huge huge thank you to Josh Pan, who produced the tracks “Iridescence” and “From the Furthest Thing” – this guy is so dope and talented and I’m so happy that we connected at the right time ^_^, he’s a little machine and makes me proud every time he cranks out a new track. Check him out: https://soundcloud.com/joshpan
*Hug* and big thank you to Austin Jose, who helped me write “Honestly.” Austin devoted an entire day with me to write & jam and we came up with plenty of silly songs (which I’m quite talented at, if I do say so myself), and finally at the end of the night.. I showed him my “Honestly” poem that inspired the project, and he took the words and helped craft my final song. It’s simple, maybe a little cheesy at times, but it’s entirely me – I’m a big cheesy dreamer and Austin taught me to just own it and be shameless about it.
A giant fabulous thank you to Allen Chen, who designed my album cover! You already know how much I love you & I’m so happy to have you in my life
Shout out & thank you to all of the people whom I talked to about the mixtape and supported me – because the more people I told, the more pressure I had to really get it done haha. I’m going to name a few but this goes out to so many more of you: thanks to Wilson, Marc Liu, Jason Poon, Kevin Lien, Bonnie Kim, George Shaw, Jon Wang, Katy Joung, Jane Yap, Christops, Mel Tajon, all of my music franz, the 626nm team, my cousins & family, Elvis – you all know who you are ^_^
And seriously a big thank you to all of my supporters, new or old, who have encouraged and lifted me throughout the years. <3 Every bit means a lot to me.
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