8 February, 2008
It can be a really frustrating time trying to realise one’s potential in this world. As some, probably daft, few may delve into gambling terms, the odds can definitely be against you.
However, it seems that there is at least one artist featured here that may have that independent spirit that’ll crush whatever prerequisite the critical few may assume. Though she may not use such a confusing and somewhat sinful vocabulary such as the words featured here, former Canadian Idol contestant Katelyn Dawn knows what purpose she fills at this moment in time.
Furthermore, if you’re wondering what purpose that is spoken of: You’re in the wrong column now, aren’t you?
PHIL: How did you get into music? Was it a way to express yourself?
KATELYN: I think that it all just came together naturally. I come from a very creative and musical family. I’ve been singing, taking voice lessons and participating in choirs since I was five or so. I have also been writing poetry since the 1st grade, I won some writing competitions and things like that, so when I learnt how to play the guitar, it all just happened organically.
I think music has definitely been an outlet for me, emotionally and creatively. It’s something that I can put 100% of myself into and it will always be there for me to fall back on.
I recently graduated from high school, and believe me it wasn’t an easy time. My peers didn’t seem to accept the fact that music is what I was doing and I didn’t really care if they liked that or not. I had confidence in myself and the direction I chose for my life.
Music has always been there for me, even when my friends weren’t. I have to say, to all young musicians out there, keep trucking along even if your friends don’t accept it. It’s all about what makes you happy!
PHIL: Has the road to stardom been a tedious one for you?