No Gravity: NYC

Izzy Leaghton just moved from Florida to New York City with her step father, Jerry, her mom, and her two siblings. After a battle with her lifelong friends, she latches onto a group of kids that live on her street. Their band, No Gravity, does shows once a week on their idle street, and Izzy, an aspiring keyboardist, quickly joins. However, she must face various dramas that are hurting her new friends.

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27. Chapter Twenty-Six

 

For the next half hour Mickey, Kylie, Ty, and I discussed songs that I would be good at singing. I was suprised at myself for actually being picky for once (okay, I've been picky other times too), because our list came out to be pretty short. I refused most songs and came up with stupid reasons about why I would totally suck at singing them. I guess I was just nervous.

"I think this is a pretty decent sized list." Mickey assured me. "You'll be able to pick something."

"What do you think you'd sing the best?" Kylie asked, grabbing the notebook out of Ty's hands and tossing it to me, since we weren't within arms' length. 

"Hmm..." I read the Ty's curvy handwriting multiple times before deciding. We had scraped up this much :

Izzy's Song Choices

1983: Neon Trees, Mermaid: Train, Fall Away: The Fray (which I knew from when Mark's role model was Isaac Slade four years ago, the lead singer of the Fray, and bought all of their albums, then played them all over and over for the next month - which I honestly didn't mind) Feel Again: OneRepublic, Unwritten: Natasha Bedingfield, and Waking Up in Vegas: Katy Perry

"I like either 1983 or Fall Away." I decided. "Which one should I do?"

"Okay, who else is still surprised that she knows that song?" Mickey, said, raising her purple gloved hand. 

Kylie raised her hand, but rolled her eyes.

Ty lowered his eyes and raised his hand, too.

"Yay, I'm an over-achiever! I know songs that you guys know!" I clapped my hands together.

"Okay." Mickey swiped a hand down her face and put on a mock-serious look. "Business." A corner of her mouth turned up, as if she wanted to laugh, but she forced it back down. "I think 1983 would be fun to work with."

"But Fall Away would show her strengths on keyboard." Ty reminded us. "But if you want, you can do 1983, ya know, to interact with the audience more. Shawn wants to sing something by Coldplay, so you could play there." 

"That's true." Kylie agreed, tilting her head in acknowledgement. "So what do you think, Izzy?"

"I'm not really sure." I shrugged my shoulders. "Each song sounds good, but I think the Fall Away part would be a bit to simple for me, and besides, I like Coldplay. I've played their songs many times on piano, I just feel bad trying to recreate their songs with my voice, because I don't think I'm good enough... but anyway, I'm leaning towards 1983."

"Me too." Mickey smiled, showing off her great teeth. I notice these things, considering the fact that I had braces for three years, and am hoping that my new orthodontist is more lenient and will let me take them off next month, instead of six. 

"So then we're doing 1983!" Kylie said excitedly. "So Mari and I will come up with a - Ty, write this down." She snapped, but then brought back her focus. "Mari and I will come up with the choreography with the dancers, then we'll consult with you for lessons on say, Wednesday? Possibly Tuesday, because you might not learn new dances too quick."

"Tuesday." I nodded my head vigorously.

"Got it. So Ty, want to play guitar for this song?" She asked.

"Yeah." He picked his head up from the notebook for a split second to half-nod, and then wrote some more. "Then Kyle can play drums, Jal can play bass, and S'more will help with tech, I guess?" 

I stared, mesmerized at their working process, and how they considered everyone, not just one person.

"Then what'll David do?" Mickey reminded them.

"They can work together." Kylie shrugged. "But we have to talk with them, first."

"True." Ty said, still writing notes.

I had to admit, I felt a bit left out, but I didn't want to interrupt their process, so I picked up Mickey's iPhone and listened to 1983 until I had memorized most of the words. I sat there, calmly listening to music, but on the inside I was flipping out that I had to sing that. In front of people!

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