Singled Out: December Rose's Ball Game: December Rose News
"Ball Game" has one of those classic tales told by many artists; "I never thought anything would really come of it". I wrote it several years ago with fellow Canadian writers Ava Kay and Michael Sonier in Toronto. We weren't sure anything would really happen with the song, but nonetheless we put our best efforts into it.
Being a Montrealer, a big yet small city, social media really does help make the world feel small. Michael Sonier had discovered me on Youtube and reached out. He set up a writing session between him, myself and Ava. Granted I didn't know them, but it was an adventure to travel out to Toronto to meet and work with them.
We all sat together in Ava's apartment with some paper and instruments, and had some bonding time going through note scribbles we had of lyric ideas. I definitely won't forget how "Ball Game" started! Michael literally had the first two lines of the song scribbled on a tiny ripped, scrap piece of paper. Something that seemingly looked so insignificant turned into a snowball effect of idea exchange. At that time, I had just gotten out of a recent Casanova sort of experience so I was full of rage and ready to rip a speech! Michael's initial lyrics were just what I needed to get me going in the right direction, so I jumped on the opportunity to make this song a release for the pent up anger of being a Casanova victim.
My co-writers were truly amazing to work with. They were both so full of life, passion, and creativity. We all had very different ideas from various influences so it was really beautiful to see all of it morph into the song we created. I don't think any of us thought it would turn out to be a sort of anthem for Casanova victims, but I'm glad it did! Obviously you can't spend your life feeling sorry for yourself and the crappy experiences you've had. Now that "Ball Game" is what it is, I think it's wonderful to have this accomplishment with my team for everyone to commemorate the unkind people and experiences that have made us into the strong and empowered people we have grown into since then.