The year 2011 was one of major change for me. It was then that I decided to ditch engineering school, a year and half from graduation, to pursue my dream: a career in the music industry. I was always acutely aware of the risks, but despite the fear, uncertainty and hardship ahead, this decision brought me a sense of liberation and fulfillment.
The First Step to Nowhere represents exactly that. Despite being on and off in production for roughly two years, it brought to life musical ideas that had been born as early as 2005. In many ways, this album is a compilation of everything I learned in 12 years of making music. Now in 2013, finally able to pursue the dream in Boston, it was time to wrap this up and move onto the next step…
Special thanks to:
Stevo Bortz (Level 99), Fernando Pires, David L. Puga (Joker), John Orr (The Last Domino), for helping to make this record as awesome as it is. ;D
My parents, my awesome boyfriend Luccas, Guilherme ‘Fox’ Amato, the boys and girls from VGMChoir, the boys and girls from Mammoth Murmur, my friends in São Paulo and in Boston.
All songs written, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Luiza S. Carvalho.
Lyrics of tracks 2, 3, 4, 7 and 12 by Luiza S. Carvalho.
Lyrics of tracks 5 and 8 by Luiza S. Carvalho and Stevo Bortz (Level 99).
Lyrics of tracks 1 and 11 by Stevo Bortz (Level 99).
Lyrics of track 10 by John Orr (The Last Domino).
Additional writing in track 8 by Stevo Bortz (Level 99) and track 10 by John Orr (The Last Domino).
Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Sitar, Sequencing/Sound Design – Luiza S. Carvalho.
Back up Vocals in track 5 – Stevo Bortz (Level 99).
Alto Saxophone in track 10 – John Orr (The Last Domino).
Back up Vocals in track 11 – Luccas Menezes.
Cover Art by Fernando Pires.