As I reflect on 2017 and forge ahead into 2018 I am so grateful for so many things.  I have started the new year with a renewed sense of healthy self confidence and ambition.  I’m excited for what this year has in store and what The Universe and I can manifest together.  As the music comes through me,  I am constantly thanking the Universe for my gifts and for choosing me as a vessel whenever possible.  I was stuck in the Bahamas in 2017 when Hurricane Irma was headed straight for the Island I was on.  I thought for a brief moment I could live there full time.  I missed the connection to Hollywood and everything that makes me tick as an artist.  I got the last seat out on the last plane out of the island before they closed down the airport in preparation for this level 5 Hurricane.  Talk about lucky!  Also, I felt it was a sign that although the Bahamas is great for vacations, I still have so many things to do in Hollywood.  I am so grateful my application was approved for my new apartment in Hollywood and things are moving along perfectly.  It’s a sign.  I know it is.  A sign that more music and acting projects will appear for me.  They already have actually!  My new single ‘Ecstasy’ was just put on a compilation album called ‘The Campaign of Love’.  I am excited to be on a record with Irene Cara(Fame, Flashdance soundtracks)!  It is a comeback for her as she took a break for a while.  This opportunity is so amazing!  LISTEN ON SPOTIFY.

I love to write songs so I’m gathering inspiration now for more songs to create for fans in 2018.  I’m so grateful to all of those people around the globe who enjoy my music and are inspired in their own lives by my work.  I get so many uplifting emails from fans around the globe that are partying, dancing, having fun and for some I know the music has helped them through a difficult time.  Hearing all of this makes me so happy.  If I can uplift and inspire I’m so happy.  I really can’t believe the radio and fan response to my single ‘Know My Soul’.  It was doing so well I decided to release a full album of my work with the same title. Purchase ‘KNOW MY SOUL’ ON CD BABY, ‘KNOW MY SOUL’ SIGNED EDITION both on CD BABY and RIGHT HERE.  

I was inspired to write those lyrics after having a ton of bad dating experiences.  It made me realize that I pushed my last lover away and I was regretting it.  I am asking myself where he is and I am searching because he seems to be the only one that wanted to Know My Soul.  We all get so caught up in superficial things.  When you find someone that can see you on a soul level that is rare.  I wrote this song with my friend and hit songwriter Alex Forbes.  I had a blast recording in the studio with keyboard player and Producer Michael Rosenman and beats enhanced by my friend Jason Wilkes.  Check out the lyrics:

Know My Soul
Written by Lisa Marie Panagos and Alexandra E. Forbes
Bijoux Music Publishing/BMI
Seashell Sky/ASCAP

The one who got away
Whatever happened to you?
The only one who dared to care
Thought you’d always stay
Turned around and you were nowhere near

You tried to go inside
I pushed you back with my lies
I didn’t wanna lose my cool
I could feel the ceiling falling
I could hear the angels calling

Everyone, Everyone I meet
Only wants to go skin deep
You are the only one
Who wants to know my would

Everyone, Everyone I meet
Only wants to go skin deep
You are the only one
Who wants to know my soul
Know my soul, know my soul
Know my soul

You weren’t afraid to cry
You watched me sleep in the dark
Shined your passion, like the sun
Will I ever find, someone who touches my heart

I’ve been searching far and wide
No one gets my senses reeling
Everywhere I hurt needs healing

Everyone, Everyone I meet
Only wants to go skin deep
You are the only one
Who wants to know my soul

Everyone, Everyone I meet
Only wants to go skin deep
You are the only one
Who wants to know my soul

I could feel the ceiling falling
I could feel the angels calling

Everyone, everyone I meet
Only wants to fo skin deep
You are the only one
Who wants to know my soul

Everyone, everyone I meet
Only wants to go skin deep
You are the only one
Who wants to know my soul
Know my soul, know my soul
Know my soul

So what do you think?  Everyone has there own interpretation of a song.  That’s up to you, the listener.  Join my fan club on my website home page http://www.lisapanagos.com and tell me what you think!  It would be great to hear from you!  I’m currently finishing up my new record which will be out in 2018.  In the meantime my song ‘Ecstasy’ is on the Compilation ‘Campaign of Love’, Serious Records, Inc. a division of Sony/Orchard.  Let’s spread the love my friends!