If you would rather buy an actual CD from me personally, please let me know or come to a show (www.natalieramsay.com
has some listed)! Or just listen and enjoy....this is what I care about most! :)
I decided I would record this album almost exactly one year ago to show myself that I could do it. I spent hours sitting in my mothers basement, father's apartment, or my own home in Montreal using whatever couch pillows and blankets I could get my hands to make a soundproof studio. Recording each part over and over again until it met my expectations, getting talented friends to lay down some tracks on the songs of their insturment, and then finally hours and late nights of putting all the pieces together has been the process of something that I like to call "Fly To Home".
I'm happy to say that its the first time I've recorded a full album that I am truly proud of. The songs are stories from my point of view and they stem from a place deep inside of me. Writing and recording has been a musical journey that has been one of the most healing and empowering experiences I have ever had in my life. It began in a time when I had no belief in my own music and what I could do as a musician. I began writing the songs during my travels and they speak of my journey while seeking inner peace and understanding of myself as a person and as a spirit.
Thank you to...
My mother - for her love, shaping me into who I am and her support in all the choices I've made whether or not she agreed
My father- for his amazing banjo playing, his hard work on this album and my website and his everlasting love, support and encouragement.
Ainsley - for her beautiful harmonies and her sincere friendship throughout such a large chunk of my life
Tim - for his incredible guitar playing, his effort put into recording and his bottomless heart that I will forever love
Juliette - for her beautiful heart wrenching cello playing as well as her patience for my late night recording sessions
Tyler - for his rad stand-up bass skills, his hard work and patience
Jasmin - for being my musical soulmate and always encouraging me to look above what I think are my limits
Karine & Ariane - for being wonderul roomates and putting up with having no cushions on the couches for weeks :)
Megan D- for her work and incredible patience while helping me with the album art
Refik - for the inspiration to keep going on my own musical path alone
Lisa G & Nick - for the inspiration, in a time when I had none, to keep writing solo music and finish this album
To the rest of my friends, family and acquaintances- although not specifically mentioned, everyone and anyone who has come into and stayed, or passed out of my life, I want to thank you. You, in some way or another helped me to get where I am today and I am so grateful. Thank you, a million times over.