This Tuesday was JagArts. JagArts is an art exhibitions for all sorts of arts. From beautiful paintings to angelic voices. For this year’s JagArts, I sang Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Ray with Jennifer and Gabby. We worked on this project for about 2 weeks in songwriting class. Each time we entered the songwriting class, we dropped our bags and headed straight for the microphones. For me, singing is a way to escape the reality of this world; while singing I get to express myself in a way that I can’t in my daily life. So, this project meant the world to me.
At first, we couldn’t decide what to sing, we sang about 10 songs before we went with our first choice which was Someone Like You by Adele. We spent about 2 classes just practicing that song over and over, then one class we sang Royals by Lorde. We were so moved by the way we sang it, that we decided on the spot that we were going to sing that song for JagArts, but of course, we changed our minds once again. The last 3 classes before JagArts, we wanted to switch things up because we got bored of Royals, so we sang Summertime Sadness. And just like the last time, the song moved us, so we decided to make it official. Summertime Sadness was going to be the song we performed.
As we entered the room on the day of JagArts by nerves were all over the place. I couldn’t feel my legs, my feet, my hands nor my face. I was praying on the inside. I didn’t want to mess up, in front of everyone, that would be super embarrassing and devastating considering I worked so hard towards this moment for more than 2 weeks. Before I could even begin hyperventilating, it was already time for us to go up. A million and one thoughts were racing in my head. But as soon as the music started, I felt like I was in a trance. I just kept singing like I was alone in my room. At the end, people cheered and congratulated us, that moment I could tell we succeeded. It was an amazing experience.