“Tightrope” by Janelle Monáe

This song still continues to be my personal cheerleader to keep going when things are rough or doubtful. I can’t even remember what dreams I had that felt like they were always in danger during high school. But now I have something I’m protecting desperately, I “can’t allow it” to be taken away.

“When you get elevated
They love it or they hate it
You dance up on them haters
Keep getting funky on the scene
While they jumpin’ round ya
They trying to take all of your dreams
But you can’t allow it”

I hope to one day create a track that’s similar to this style of music (I have no idea what category it’s under. Swing? Big band? Just jazz? Funk??).

Thanks for inspiring me to keep going, Janelle Monáe.