Singer + Songwriter
CIRCUS ARTIST & COSPLAYER
Journey of a Wanderer
Journey of a Wanderer is the 3rd song in Alisha’s upcoming album, Dreamland, a collection of tunes that tells a story of survival. When an unknown debilitating disease takes a hold of the Elyswth kingdom, Lux ventures outside the crumbling town they’ve known all their life in search of a cure. Not sure what they’ll find, the little wanderer stumbles into a strange realm beyond their imagination, filled with a new exhilarating hope.
The story of Dreamland is a metaphor, with the disease a symbol of parasitical emotions that we struggle with. (Depression and anxiety as an example.) They can be overwhelming, and make it difficult to function. But slowly, step by step, the journey of recovery begins.
Stardew Forest is a whimsically fantastical song with an Alice in Wonderland vibe. It was inspired by a character I developed who was forced to face her emotions that she’s been running from. Unable to escape, my character is trapped in this wondrous, yet terrifying world of self discovery and realization. Through her experiences she realizes its okay to not always understand and be afraid of your thoughts. It’s ok to not have all the answers and to take things one step at a time.
Poison Tea is the 6th song in Alisha’s upcoming album, ‘Dreamland’, a collection of songs that tells the story of a search for hope. When an unknown debilitating disease takes a hold of the Elyswth kingdom, Lux ventures out in hopes to find a cure. Instead of a cure, they find temporary relief in a poisonous & addictive tea.
The story itself is a metaphor, and the disease symbolizes how emotional parasites like anxiety and depression are impairing our youth. Desperate for a cure, they turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms. And, while the poison tea provides some temporary relief, the underlying condition doesn’t go away. It gets worse, and the desire for relief stronger.
‘dearest Sunshine,’ is a comforting song, a letter, if you will, from me to my younger self. Now that I’m older I often reflect upon some of those earlier days when things were rough and I wasn’t sure I’d make it through. ‘dearest Sunshine,’ is my way of sending me, sending all of us, a gentle reminder that it is going to be okay, even though it may not seem like it at the time, someday you are going to be really proud of you.
Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy.
Beautiful Illusion is the title of Alisha’s first EP (‘extended play record’). The collections of songs are about perseverance, growth and healing. They reach down into the hearts of the hurting with messages of hope and understanding.
Beautiful Illusion reminds us that our struggles are an important part of our journey, and that it is okay to hurt sometimes. It also reminds us that those struggles won’t last forever. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, even if you can’t see it in that moment; and, when you get there, which you will eventually do, you will be have grown and become stronger.
The EP itself consists of six (6) songs, plus a bonus instrumental track. They are all very different in tempo and style. Some are acoustic ballads, whiles others are fast-paced dance beats. Together, they tell a story of the struggle and hope of the beautiful illusion.