From the recording To the Clouds
To the Clouds is my way of memorialising the best summer of my life so far, surrounded by the beautiful Finnish nature and embraced by wonderful people and a loving culture. With each day I spent there, I felt that was further enriched and it was a very precious time and experience that inspired me both emotionally and musically.
In 2018, I had accidentally entered two competitions on the website 'Newgrounds'; The NGUAC 2018 (Newgrounds Underdog Audio Contest) and the NGADM 2018 (Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch) where I've placed third in 2013 and 2017. I managed to get into the final of both of these contests whilst I was in Finland and wrote and recorded both of my individual pieces, 'To The Clouds' and 'Yötön Yö' during my trip; both of these songs won me each competition and I feel it was the positivity and beauty surrounding me that gave me the strength to win the two biggest yearly musical competitions on Newgrounds.
I left feeling very blessed and returned over the Christmas period for the most special Christmas and New Year of my life.