I've decided to release a 5 song Album/EP which will happen sometime this summer!
Recently I had the last few tracks Mastered at the Kitchen Mastering in Carrboro, NC by Brent Lambert. I love working with Brent.
When I arrived for my session there Brent was working on the new Ani Difranco album. I found that pretty fascinating as Ani Difranco was the one that inspired me to pick up a guitar....back in the mid 90s. I became such a rabid fan and would travel all over to see her play. I'd wait in lines all day long to get the best spots for her shows. I would pre-order all her albums and yes I learned many of her songs on the guitar and played them out. During all of this I started writing my own songs . . .
So, I haven't really been listening to Ani for quite some time. But I actually thought the production on this new record Brent was mastering is pretty rad. I only heard a bit of two songs... If this were me back in the 90s I'd be going nuts...being able to hear some songs off the album before it's release.
Let me get back on track . . . So with the completion of the songs for my EP I'm now in the process of working on a music video for the first single. It's so exciting to put visuals to the song. The first single will be a song titled "In Your Arms". A song I wrote years ago. It has gone through so many different transformations. I am in love with where it ended up.
We are still in the brainstorming part of the music video process. I'm working with some great folks/friends Benjamen Relf and Sarah Romney. So I've been watching so many music videos for inspiration. Here is one I found last night:
I'm bound to post more and more videos as that's where I am at . . .
Monday, March 21, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
This is a track I collaborated on with Crimson. He's a rap/hip-hop artist based out of Harlem, NY. He's got a great style. His love of comics is very evident in his musical endeavors.
For this track Crimson already had the song finished except for the hook. He sent me the track with a rough idea for the hook which he wanted me to sing. He gave me the freedom to take the hook and do what I wanted. It was fun to produce my vocals for this song. I didn't change any of the words he had written. I just gave them my flavor and then came up with some other parts to add to the rest of the song.
This is my first collaboration with a rap/hip-hop artist. It's something I want to do more of. Give it a listen and let me know what you think.
FYI it does contain some explicit language.