We had the good fortune of connecting with Blythe Baines and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Blythe, can you tell us about a book that has had a meaningful impact on you?
I read a lot of metaphysical books as well as classic literature but in 2020 I found a book called “Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life” by Karen Rauch Carter. It’s a book about feng shui. Changing up my furniture, wall colors, and clearing out my space has had an extremely profound effect on my life, and it has also brought me the awareness that everything in our world is happening on multiple levels (including in our personal space). I’ve also felt an extreme energetic shift in my place (which used to be quite messy). I never enjoyed cleaning before I found this book but now I feel like I’m doing something good for myself every time I do. You know what they say–cleanliness is Godliness 🙂
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Our art is a reflection of our soul, so I think anyone with a unique soul can make unique art. I’m most proud of creating music that is in-line with my understanding of the universe and reality and communicating that to other people who can resonate. I think that there are a lot of “conscious” people who are seeking music that is more in-line with their gnosis. Finding my producer and my first label was a series of very strange coincidences. There have been wins and setbacks but I think that just about everyone in the arts can relate to that. You just have to feel grateful and blessed for the good things that come your way and try to power through the obstacles. I’ve learned that it’s very important to stay true to yourself and to only create the music you want to create. I think I just want people to know that if they like my music, I’m happy about that and grateful for their support. I’ve been so lucky in terms of the people who listen to my music. So many kind people have contacted me about liking my music and it honestly makes my day every time I get a message.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel Mystery Pier Books (for first edition and signed books) Cinespia (Gosh, I miss pre-Covid times) Escape Hotel Hollywood (another business that is currently shut down due to Covid) SunCafe in Studio City for the best cacao shake in the world The Pantages for whatever broadway show is currently on tour The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to my producer and manager Carter Soso, who has been instrumental in helping me find my sound.