Plans and thoughts on 2019

I admit that I’m not a busy blog poster, but here are some signs of me actually being alive and breathing..

Things are moving slowly for various reasons. Still recovering from work related stress symptoms puts a brake on most things. Things need to take time and things need to be prioritized. I do a lot of mindfulness training these days, and I’m happy to say it has a tremendous effect.

Writing and recording songs take a looong time. The album I’m working on now has songs that I started to write in 2015. I truly hope I can release this album in 2019, but if life decides it’s too ambitious..then it will probably be in 2020. You can expect an album with 8-9 songs, more towards easy listening fusion/rock with electric guitars (Fender Telecaster and Lodestone) as main tools.

It will as usual be published on all major streaming services, and some selected songs at Jango/RadioAirplay.

What else? I’m struggling with the idea of going YouTube. I’m totally uncomfortable with putting myself in front of a camera. I have some ideas on doing minor reviews or tips n tricks for gear and plugins, as well as odd guitar lessons on the stuff that no one else covers.

I also think a lot of doing songs and posts with more mindfulness elements. Mindfulness and meditation are probably one of the least explored tools for artists, and has the potential to take your playing and approach to music to new levels. I really want to share my experiences with the rest of the world.

Gear! Yes I’m addicted too, although due to a lot of mindfulness practicing I find myself less addicted to owning stuff. Still, I’m looking at buying a Steinberger Spirit headless guitar. Because it looks cool, it’s small, it has a locking tremolo, and at my age it’s really important with ergonomic gear.

Bye for now. Don’t forget to breathe..
Ola Löfvén

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