It's taken Kay Bell a while to get to a place that she finally feels she fits in, creatively.
She’s always had a creative streak, but her primary focus for quite some time now has been lyric/songwriting and she’s come to accept it as her healthy addiction. Writing anything takes time and discipline but when ideas are with you every waking (and sometimes sleeping) moment, Bell says it leaves you no choice but to set free the most persistent of those seeds and hope they’ll land with someone who’ll see their potential and run with them.
While she appreciates the throng of young voices out there sharing ideas while riding the crest of new creative waves, she also loves that any 'great' song can cross the great divide where everyone, young and old, will reclaim them when needed, to ‘feel’ something—reliving an old moment like it just happened; remembering the feeling of being close to someone who's missing from their lives (for many different reasons); discovering their own unspoken language in the narrative of songwriters & storytellers; unexpectedly finding common ground with those who ‘get’ what you get; amplifying a world of feelings like euphoria, sorrow, hope, heartbreak, grace, empowerment, and love.
It's the idea of amplifying emotion that’s led Bell to start exploring the world of sync songwriting more recently. She finds writing for film and television exciting and challenging in equal measure... she LOVES the power that strategically placed songs offer film or television scenes saying, there’s nothing better than escaping into someone else’s world for a while and when that world is meticulously thought out, you invest in every breath and heartbeat of the characters on the screen. This is Bell’s happy place—it’s a place that as a lyricist, she values the need to rely on other like-minded souls, at times, to create song content that's equally worthy of an audience's investment of time.
If you share this same healthy addiction she urges you to connect with her... and if you’d like to know more about her creative process you might also be interested in checking out her book of original song lyrics, open to collaboration and potential licensing opportunities—'Lyrically Speaking: Seasons of My Life'—available in paperback and eBook formats through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository, Balboa Press along with all good online booksellers.