To celebrate my favorite time of year on Cape Cod, I have decided to create Sweet September: 12 Days of 12 Rebirth.

In this series I will be sharing a track from my recent Album 12 Rebirth, talking about its creation and also linking it to an earlier song of mine. Read more about why I am doing this at Day 1.

Day 6 Resurrection and Now is My Time

Whew! Day 6 – Half way through. This process of writing each day has been so rich for me and also has required a lot of focus, love and discipline. It’s been fun and illuminating to revisit my process both as a songwriter and a recording artist/producer.

By the way, are you aware of Queen City Records and the vision I am birthing? 12 Rebirth was its first project and in October I will be in Nashville participating in a week-long workshop called “Empowering Women in Audio.” I am super excited to hang in Nashville for the first time (WHAT?) and develop my skills as a recording artist and producer.

On to the songs…….

I wrote Resurrection in July of 2018. It was actually more like a channeled rant/rap into my iphone at a moment when I was really struggling emotionally. I knew I had to make some big changes in my life and I wasn’t totally sure how I was going to do it or how it would end up. The energy of this song came through almost like a rallying cry from my soul. It was in the creation of this song that I recommitted again to being musical, being in my body and being the best that I could be. It would be almost 6 months before I really fleshed the song out fully and had the awesome experience of recording it with a great band.

The true joy of this song for me is that I finally made a track you can dance to. Wouldn’t a remix be fun? Enjoy!

I chose to partner this song with Now is My Time from my 2015 album Wise Innocence. It was written in June of 2014 after singing at a friend of mine’s summer solstice yoga retreat. I visited with my Aunt and Uncle Nina and Jason Bacon in New Haven VT, soaked in all that healing green and again wrote a song about emerging from darkness and depression into an energy of hope and possibility.

I am often inspired by nature and traveling and this song was a result of that trip in Vermont and a particular glorious stretch of driving along Rte 7 between Burlington and Middlebury, VT.

What I love about this song a few years later is that it feels timeless to me in the sense that we are always living in the now. And so, Now is ALWAYS our time.

Enjoy!

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To celebrate my favorite time of year on Cape Cod, I have decided to create Sweet September: 12 Days of 12 Rebirth.

In this series I will be sharing a track from my recent Album 12 Rebirth, talking about its creation and also linking it to an earlier song of mine. Read more about why I am doing this at Day 1.

Day 5 Thy Will Be Done and 11 Years Later

Ahhhhhhhhhhh.

That’s me taking a deep sigh.

It truly feels like September this morning and I was awake at 5:55am and saw this amazing sunrise.

It couldn’t have been more perfect for this particular day of writing.

As I write this sharing, I can feel the energy of my mother with me.

Both of these songs are deep, personal expressions of my connection to my mother, my experience of her living, dying and the energy she holds for me now.

Mother love is an amazing thing and it is something we all share as human beings. Regardless of how we were born and how that journey with our mother as a human unfolds, we all have a mother. Another human being birthed us onto this planet through her body.

Take a moment to really take that in.

Imagine if our societal systems were based on this sacred miracle of birth. Imagine the health care system? Imagine the education system?

What would it be like if we slowed down enough to sit in the energy of when a child is born. All that possibility. All that Grace.

For some to remember our birth or our relationship with our mother, may feel like trauma. It may have been a traumatic birth or childhood or we may have been adopted or lost our mom young or had a mom who was addicted. 

For others it may have felt joyful and abundant. We may have chosen to be born into a loving and financially strong family that could support us to become all that we are with kindness, love and strength.

For most of us, it’s somewhere in between.

That’s the human journey: A messy, fabulously flawed miraculous ride. So, how do we allow ourselves to thrive – as spiritual beings in human bodies NOW?

A lot of my songs are asking these kinds of questions or reflecting on what I have learned through my unique journey.

I wrote 11 Years Later in January of 2018. May 17 of that year was the 11 year anniversary of my mom’s death and I remember waking up that first day of 2018 and feeling a wave of grief come over me. It felt almost like the first or second year after my mom had died. It shocked me and yet I knew it was an opportunity for a powerful quantum leap in my own journey here and now.

As a creative and spiritual person, I knew enough to practice not judging myself and simple feel the feelings. In that process I wrote 11 years later. It was this song that was part of the inspiration for the title 12 Rebirth and the releasing of it on May 17, the 12 year anniversary of my mom Ellen’s passing.

When I perform this song live, many have responded emotionally – almost like the naming of my love and loss and the power my mother held and keeps holding in my life and awareness, gives permission to others to also honor those they have lost. I am grateful to share this energy in a way that serves others.

The actual year my mom died, I remember returning to my apartment in Brooklyn a few days after her services. I arrived somewhat relieved to be back in my own space and yet also with a restlessness I had never experienced before. Now what do I do? I heard and felt a voice inside of me say “Sit down and write a song”. Thy Will Be Done is what came through – very fast and with very few edits.

I rarely perform it live because it feels so raw to me, but I am grateful I allowed it to come through and recorded it so it may serve others that perhaps are experiencing a similar moment.

In my experience, a lot of our culture is not fluent in the language of grief or has a whole lot of practice holding grief gently within themselves or for others. We often want to fix it or quickly move on out of fear that we may be taken over by our strong emotions.

I have found that Grief has a twin sister named Joy and that the deeper I am willing to truly experience and name my grief, the deeper levels of authentic joy can arise in my daily life, often in surprising ways. This may sound counter-intuitive to some, but I have found it to be true for me.

When I am strong enough to allow myself to be supported as I am truly present with my scariest and darkest emotions, a kind of relief, joy, maturity and strength emerges that helps serve me and everyone around with much more play, authenticity, confidence and joy.

It is my intention that these songs and all my music help people listen deeply within, open up, relax, and allow themselves to be seen, known and loved. Through this deep allowing, transformation can take place in their body and in their life.

Life is temporary. We will lose people.

Life is also amazingly beautiful and we are here to love fully even in the face of what we can not control. What a gift!

This is a picture of me and my mom on the Beara Pennisula in Ireland in 2006. One of my favorite selfie’s of all time.

As my mom would say, Rejoice Regardless!

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June 1 Cape Cod  – BUY TICKET HERE

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21 Pic draft - I love your momWhat a journey these 21 days have been. I could not be more grateful for the support I have received – energetically, personally, professionally and financially.

There is still 33 hours left to CHOOSE YOUR REWARD and support Alicia’s new album and the creation of Queen City Records.

Though it appears we may not reach my (very ambitious) goal of $44,000 in the next 33 hours, we did accomplish an extraordinary amount. Here are some highlights:

  • over $12,000 in 21 days from over 111 backers
  • A beautiful article in the Cape Cod Chronicle
  • Many Many emails and texts from friends new and old with offers for support as we go forward
  • Deep Deep healing for me individually, for my family and for all of Humanity
  • An AMAZING photo shoot with Joe Navas (photos to be revealed soon)
  • A ton of amazing energy that is now creating momentum towards the recording on March 16-17 at Dreamland Studios.

Thank you Thank you!!

I will be reaching out to backers, so they can fulfill their pledge directly through PayPal. Stay Tuned!

And for those who are reading this after 3/5, feel free to send me some love in the form of money HERE. Whatever amount feels good to you.

$11 gets you a digital download in advance. $33 gets you a T-shirt along with that download. $55 gets you Vinyl. All to be delivered in May, 2019. Official Release is May 17, 2019.

This is just the beginning. Let’s do this!

Special Thanks to the Gaia Tribe based in Cincinnati, SQ Worldwide based in Ireland, and the Feminine Power community all over the world. As Claire Zammit says, we don’t become ourselves by ourselves. I am because you are.

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Wow! Today is Day 8. It’s an amazing ride already. We have 50 backers and are 13% funded. yes! It is our goal to double the amount of backers in the next couple days and get to 25% funded. Pre-order your album of new songs by Alicia Mathewson now for only $11 or $33 and get a signed CD and t-shirt. You can also watch some live videos Alicia did on Facebook.

08 Pic draftTo help support the campaign and keep me focused in gratitude I have been having so much fun sharing pictures from my life that help tell the story of me and all that has helped inspired 12 Rebirth.

Today is Day 8 and it was 8 years ago that I was living in Cairo Egypt. kind of cool alignment.

This picture is from a hut I lived in for about 4 days in Nuweiba, a spot that sits right on the Aqaba Sea and looks across at Jordan. It was an extraordinary time in which I connected with nature and myself. I will never forget it.

Thanks for tuning in and for supporting the campaign. Remember, it’s not just about my music but about building the foundation for Queen City Records, a company and platform that will help educate and empower women in the fields audio and techionology.

It’s a full moon in Virgo today and I could not be more grateful for all that is unfolding. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Alicia on the eve

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Please join me over the next 21 days as I raise resources to release my 5th album. I am so grateful and will be sharing that gratitude through Facebook and Instagram as we connect and expand together. Be sure to follow me and learn more about the songs, the stories, and the birth of Queen City Records.

Join me LIVE on Facebook at 5:55am Tuesday 2/12/19 for the official Kickstart!

 

img_8065 2Good morning. It’s MLK day and I am grateful to be basking in the afterglow of that extraordinary full moon lunar eclipse last night. And for those in the New England area, the patriots won and I hear it was quite a game.

I went to bed early, so I missed both the end of the game and the eclipse in real time. I did see Melissa Etheridge sing the national anthem before the game, which I found kind of odd. I also noticed how incredibly cold it was. Well done Melissa. it’s no fun singing when it’s that cold.

Today, I wanted to invite you to be still. Even in our action, we can be still. Take a moment today to listen to your favorite piece of music or take a moment to walk outside, despite the cold temperatures. Take a moment to breath and reflect on who you are and how much you have come through to be right here, right now. Meditate on the words of Dr. MLK, Jr.

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It is an extraordinary time to be a human and if you are hearing a call to serve and play and explore more of who you are, trust that is it REAL. This call is for ALL OF US.

If you need help moving through this time or guidance as more and more awakens for you, please reach out. There are so many teachers and healers and guides that are here to serve you. If you don’t want to reach out to me through Sounding Still Wellness, check out Vivienne Gerard or Derek O’Neill.

May All Beings in All the Worlds Be Free and may the energy of this song I wrote over 2 years ago, “Freedom is an Inside Job” awaken in all of us and all of Humanity.

love love love

Alicia