As songwriters, we often provide the stories of how a song came to be. Lionel Richie provides a play by play to his new album on spotify. He explains how he contacted each person who performed with him as he took his hits from the past and added some country flavor to see if they would sell to a new audience.
In the last podcast episode we talked about how Kevin Hart build his audience one person at a time. I wa so inspred by Kevin that I watched his “I’m a grown little man” performance (hillarious) and at the end he brought out his kids (which much of his material is based on). They are two adorable little children, with one to tired to eaven open her eyes to look at the audience. When he says, “C’mon let them see your face, she says “noooo” in a half awake voice thats just beyond cute. His son, is like any small male child fixated on a ceiling fan or something.
He ends his show by saying, “I wanted to you to see my babies and know that what I’m talking about it real..”
It added a whole new dimnesion to the performance. I already liked him becuase he just made me laugh, but now I resepcted him as I could see his obvious love for his children.
This is so different from the “reality” tv we see on cable. This was truly keeping it real, and it showed.