First off, I apologise for not writing a blog in quite a while, the reason for this is because I plan to start making video blogs soon.
However, I’m not too sure how to do that as I don’t have any good video editing software.
If anybody can recommend any free or inexpensive video editing software that is compatible with Windows, please get in touch!
Anyway, I’ll get on to my announcement now.
If you’ve “liked” my Facebook page then you may have seen a post saying that I’ve made a Bandcamp profile, but there is currently nothing on it so I haven’t posted any links yet.
Well, I’ve decided that my first release on Bandcamp will a compilation of songs.
The compilation will be called Era and will contain the majority of my free download songs, as well as two (possible three) new songs!
However, they won’t be the same audio files that I have already released.
I’m re-recording my vocals for Save Me From My Secrets and Missing Pieces and I’m re-mastering all of the other free download songs that will appear in this compilation.
I’ve often mentioned that I’d like to re-record Save Me… and Missing Pieces as I just don’t like my vocal performance on either song, but until now I’ve never found a reason to do that.
I also feel that all my songs, with the exception of Here With Me as my friend Chris mixed that, are not as high quality as they could be.
I didn’t have much knowledge of mixing tracks when I made those songs, but know after finishing my music technology course at college, I feel much more confident with my mixing skills and I want the audio quality of those songs to match everything I release in the future.
I haven’t decided on a definite track list yet, but the songs that will be included in the compilation are…
- Save Me From My Secrets
- Missing Pieces
- I Can’t Stop Writing Songs About You
- I Caught You Staring At Me
- So-Called Angel
- Learn To Fly
- Couple On Show
The two new songs that will be featured in this compilation are the new version of Falls Apart and a brand new song called Going Out In Style.
(I may possibly include another brand new song, but as of know I haven’t written anything)
I’ve chosen to create this compilation now as I realised that all of these songs were written about or inspired by people who used to be in my life but aren’t any more.
Some of these songs are several years old, and some were released over a year ago. A lot his changed in my life the past few months, and I’m preparing for even more changes to occur.
So I felt that it was important for me to mark the end of this chapter of my writing.
There are still songs hidden away that are inspired by those people I mentioned earlier which may be released one day, but I think it’s unlikely I will ever write about them again.
I feel that the first chapter of my musical lifetime has ended, I’m doing lots of new things such as side-projects with other musicians and writing lyrics and composing in new ways.
I don’t know if you’ll hear a distinctive change in the music when I release it, but I’m hoping that you’ll hear growth in it.
Like any other artist, I want to leave behind bodies of work that I can look back upon and say that each one represents a period in my lifetime.
This compilation will be my first full body of work.
This blog is much longer than I planned, I’ll talk a bit more about the release nearer the time as I’m still preparing the tracks.
I’m hoping that this compilation will be released by the end of august.
Thank you so much for reading this blog, please check out my music if you haven’t already done so!