Ghost Town reaches 20,000 Streams in its first 10 days of Release

Ghost Town has set the bar high for The Melancholy Mind Project, as it reached over 20,000 streams in its first 10 days of release.

Ahh! Thank u to all who have blogged, streamed, saved, shared, followed, and added Ghost Town to ur playlists!! I’m floored!! Special shout-out to Lefuturewave, Triple HQ, the Girls at the Rock Show, Indie Happy Hour, Pop Muzik, and Experience Music Group for featuring!!!

xx Leena

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Leena Releases Ghost Town, the first single off The Melancholy Mind Project

Ghost Town is the first release off of Leena Regan’s Melancholy Mind Project and highlights the loneliness and isolation that follows being ghosted in a friendship.

When I first moved to LA, new friendships were so exciting because we were all out here chasing a dream. We would buzz about making it big together and how we would never leave each other behind if one of us started gaining success. However, as time went by, a lot of these “friends” ghosted as their success began to roll in, leaving me below to try and navigate the feelings of loneliness, betrayal, and unworthiness alone.

Ghost Town is now streaming on all major music platforms. You can listen and save on Spotify here.

Leena Regan Announced as Panelist at the 2018 ASCAP Expo

Leena Regan has been announced as panelist and advisor at the 2018 ASCAP Expo.  She will sit alongside Charlie Sputnik and Mark Bell on Tuesday morning at the Songwriting Panel with Experts from Musicians Institute, covering her top tools on how to write catchy songs that you'll want to put on repeat. She will also be hosting 1-1 feedback sessions throughout Tuesday, giving tailored, expert advice on how to take your songs to the Next Level. 

For more information and to RSVP, click here: Songwriting Panel with Experts from Musicians Institute

To connect with Leena, click here: spotify // facebook // instagram // twitter

 

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Leena Talks Inner Voice, Self-Doubt, and The Inspired Life

Hey, long time, no see... Sorry 'bout that.

If you're reading this, I can assume that you're curious about what I've been up to lately. I tend to keep things pretty private, but I feel that it's about time I update those who are a part of my support system, like yourself. 

The life of a creator has its natural ebbs and flows. Periods of self-doubt, seemingly unworthy ideas, un-finishable material, and withering of the heart, followed by seasons of confidence, free word-flow, inspiring breaths, and healing. Currently, I'm in the latter, but I was stuck in the former for far too long.

And here's why.

Songwriting is tough. Acknowledging your feelings is foreign. Expressing your emotions is exhausting. And having your inner thoughts, fears and desires put on public display requires such vulnerability that it feels as if parts of your soul are being given away with each measure and each phrase, each and every time someone listens. It's crazy. And it can make you crazy. Presenting yourself as an open book leaves you susceptible to the stripping of your self-worth. When a friend stops listening to your song before it's over, when the beat doesn't make their head bop, when you don't hear a hum-along by the second chorus, the feeling of failure begins to set in. And because the song is not just a piece of your work, but a piece of your soul, you yourself begin to feel unworthy of that person's time, unworthy of that person's enthusiasm, and unworthy of true human connection. It makes your chest cave in. And from the moment a hint of disinterest creeps upon a listener's face, self-doubt begins to seep through every pore. It. Fucking. Sucks.

But here's the deal. The above paragraph does not depict the whole truth. What it does do, however, is bring to the light the demon each artist has to battle, day in and day out: their inner voice. 

My inner voice has begun to sing a new tune these days. I don't know if it's because I'm finally getting validation through new songwriting opportunities, if it's because I'm seeing a massive leap in the level of excitement from friends and peers about my work, or because I've finally found confidence in my own voice, but I feel more creatively alive than ever before. I feel empowered, I feel inspired daily, and I'm writing songs that not only tell the stories of my life, but truly express them; the ups and the downs, the ebbs and the flows, the real and the raw, the ugly and the beautiful, and I simply cannot wait to share them with you all.

Through this new season of inspired life, I have created songs that are far better than anything I've ever done before. The sound is dark, quirky and raw and sets quite a different tone than any past releases or creations. They feel like home to me. So, with great excitement, I'd like to let you in on the secret that I am creating a body of work to be released as an EP in the fall across digital music platforms. There are no details yet to give, but I promise to keep you updated as the story progresses.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and thank you 10-fold for your support and love.

Wishing positive vibes upon your inner voice, and for you, a season of inspired life.

xx

Leena