Sunday, December 14, 2014

Robins & Cardinals

This is probably the best new song that I've written (this or the title song, which is included on ADDA II) out of all of my new tracks. Robins and Cardinals is, like the other songs posted, a song built from the ashes of the songs that I tried to write during my year or two struggle with writer's block.

The vocals are far more clear in this one and the chorus, for what may be the first time in my music (at least to me), has something of a catchy hook. The vocals and lyrics are simple and the samples are much more rhythmic than they often are. It layers and builds upon itself rather nicely and, as I said before, I'm super proud of how it rounds out.

Here are the lyrics:
"In a matter of months
we’ll wipe the slate clean
All those bitter lows will be
ancient history

There are robins and cardinals
on the branch outside
The weather’s getting cooler
and it’s a full moon tonight

We’re moving up
We’re moving on

The leaves are changing
they’ll glow and die
The rivers freeze and make new paths
and trails for us to find

There are robins and cardinals
on the branch outside
The weather’s getting cooler
and it’s a full moon tonight

We’re moving up
We’re moving on"

And here is the link to download the album:

A Deeper Darker Alley I (2014 31 Minutes)
  1. One Town Over
  2. Robins and Cardinals
  3. Mystery Gate
  4. Lost Keys
  5. Rainbow Catcher
  6. Two Towns Over

Monday, December 8, 2014

New song.

'Lost Keys' is the first song with vocals and lyrics from my new album "A Darker, Deeper Alley I". It's genesis is similar to most of the tracks on ADDA I in that it came from a series of other songs produced during writer's block that never really had a chance. I put them through post, the sausage grinder if you will, until they came out as something completely unlike the original. 

Keys is, like many of my other vocal songs, lyrically very simple. To not muddle up this post, I've placed the lyrics here. Sonically, there's a very minimalist and shimmery sort of texture to it. The drums are some of my most simple and, in my humble opinion, most effective. There's a nice stereo quality to the whole piece and my vocals are, very intentionally, somewhat hushed.

I hope you enjoy.

The lyrics are below.

wade into the bog
with me in your arms
carry me high
and dry through the swamps

to the path beyond
where the danger was
to a new home
and a clean start

I know
it won’t get better until I help myself
I know
sometimes I just don’t care enough

set me down if you must
and if I weight too much
you have done enough
just to help me up

I know I ask a lot
what with the things Ive done
I have hurt you again
and again. I know.

Monday, July 15, 2013

I have had the worst writer's block in the world and I haven't updated a thing.

Creatively, and personally, things have been rough as of late. My apologies for my absence. I hope to get into the swing of things but I'll be damned if I can see any kind of creative light at the end of the tunnel.

Though I've never been able to put my finger on what my "muse" may be, it seems that someone took a hit out on it because I am coming up dry.


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