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Knowlton Haaland took his dancing all over Chicago to help me with the video for the song Dance With Me. We did it on the last warm weekend of the year and had a blast dancing with Chicagoans and tourists. For the ending we brought in Adrienne King and together we braved 18 degree weather and 25 mph winds to film the dance at the end. No fingers were lost, but it was a close call.

Knowlton and I met while standing in the cold for tryouts to So You Think You Can Dance Season 3 in Atlanta. I had seen him the previous year dancing like a clown and he was my favorite performer of the season. I turned into a fan girl and we spent a week in Atlanta dancing and partying and forming a lifelong friendship. Neither of us made it on the show that season, but we did get to dance for the judges in Atlanta. Here’s his more famous dancing performance.

This song is on the album I Wish, Dude that I did with Elijah Lucian and the bridge he signs on this song is my favorite moment on the album. I hope you’ll give it a listen.

My friend Chris Yonke who sings like a total dream has been working on some new songs with me. We decided to do a few covers along with some new songs. I’m a huge Ed Sheeran fan. Love his lyrics, love his flow. He also sent me front row tickets to a show on his last tour to help impress a girl and, well, that’s a good way to guarantee I’ll fall in bro love with you.

This was a weird track to rap on, but lyrically tons of fun. There’s something incredibly adorable about watching a girl you love put her hair up. Every girl does it differently, but when you know her you know that move and, well that’s what was on my mind while writing this.

Here’s the full lyrics to the rap:

you gotta little bit of frosting on your lip like you always do when you get that latte extra whipped
and if you don’t mind i’ll just just sneak a kiss make that disappear like this you can feign embarassed
there its…gone
and that move you make when you quickly tie your hair in a bun
well hun, you’d know that there will never be anyone
that can do that the way you do and i’m done
and that neck line swopping into your shirt
well it hurts when i don’t see that first thing in the morning
and i love that you somehow sleep through my snoring
and not like destinys child, but i love when you say my name
change the a to an e and i’m yours and it would never be the same
if anyone else said it so from today until the day i’m dead it
is you and only you and i’m happy to put that on reddit and meme it
but i promise to never put you in one of those internet proposal videos
i mean i swear to god i will never lip dub a lip sync on one knee and you can trust me
i’m not being funny honey look at my face
i wanna slow dance with you while we cook dinner until all of our hips have been replaced

A few years ago, I wrote some raps for the Taylor Swift song “Begin Again” and then I couldn’t find anyone to sing it so it just sat there. I wrote a new intro verse (mainly because I can’t sing) and decided to put it out.

It’s available to purchase on all the big services if you’re so inclined.