So, last night my good friend KJ and I had our show, “Laugh and Shout Part 2.” It was so much fun! Every time I do a show in which I get to just sing and play the piano, I realize how at home I really am on stage. For some reason, being on stage makes me feel so alive. No matter how much I practice, I still always leave room for the unexpected—for those moments when I just feed off the audience and let them help me make magic. Performing for an audience always feels more like a collaboration to me. We all make the show together. It’s an exchange of energy.
But speaking of collaboration, we took it to another level last night. Of course KJ and I collaborated, but I also had the chance to collaborate with some other friends of mine. Marcus the Artyst, surprised the audience by playing from his seat and then walking down the aisle in the middle of a song—he killed it! Two other good friends of mine, Clayton Brooks and Tim Stylez, helped me with my segment “storytime,” as I told the story of my development of a singer with the song “Thank You Lord.”
It’s weird to me how some people get jealous when they see other people doing great things. Some people always look at others as if they have something to “take” from them. I don’t look at things that way. Whenever I see somebody talented, instead of thinking, “Ugh, I have to compete with them,” I think instead, “Wow! How can I work with them?” That’s my approach to this business. I always feel so blessed to have talented friends. Instead of wanting to compete with them, I want to work with them.
I wonder how different the world would be if people thought more about collaboration as opposed to competition.
Check out this "Deluxe" version of "Stay with Me" below! Also, more videos can be seen at www.LumumbaSeegars.com/video