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In early 2018 I fell in love with a very timely and sweet little song called Fighting Monsters when Rushmore Beekeepers (a solo-act consisting of my brother ‘n law Zach) had a live-streaming-event in my parents living room.

Then I just kept on loving that song, especially this classic Halloween performance:

Anyways, the next thing I know I’m dusting off the ol’ midi keys and re-remembering how to use Garage Band. Zach uploaded some files and I’d sing and add some keys or electro beats and upload and send it back. Postal Service style in the age of the cloud. Zach was so enthusiastic and supportive I just kept going song by song and by then, Zach had no choice but to let me in the band. Yay! ?

The new album is out now and available to stream on ALL THE THINGS. In January we had a live stream show on FB and you can watch that here!

I wrote this song way back for a sweet trio called Like Winter Weather, we performed it live I think but somehow it was never recorded. A song I wrote while crushin’ on my husband 14 years ago, revisited. Added a new verse and attempted a rocking guitar at the request of our 4-year old. Happy heart day! #ValentinesDay #LoveSongs #newmusic

i’ll draw a valentine and send it to you
with hearts and plenty of postage

sealed with a kiss
a glue stick kiss
it will travel over air
it will travel over water just to make it
to you, across town

i’ll draw a valentine and send it to you
with words I can’t say out loud
drop it in the mailbox before i change my mind
i never would
i never would

that afternoon i saw a bird
sitting in the rain
she didn’t seem to mind

the weather brings it out
the weather brings it out
the weather brings love out in everything

it’s over ten years later
and i’m glad that i was brave
and listened to my heart

cause i am just so happy now
i really am so happy now
i’m just about as happy as can be

– released February 14, 2019

I’ve been wanting to create a Christmas album FOREVER. I was feeling so excited about music and inspired by the RBK album that I just went for it. Thanks Zach for your beautiful shining guitar on ‘Christmas is all Around” and for lending your mastering ears and skills, Mom & Dad for all the childcare and my whole family for the encouragement and support in ALL THE THINGS. Yay! Merry Christmas!

Amanda Hawkins

Amanda Hawkins

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