Here we are deep into week #7 and the songs keep on coming! Overall I’m happy with the progress so far - I think my mixes have gotten better each time, and my singing/playing has improved as well. Its becoming more and more of a challenge to complete an entire song AND promote it in just one week. I am torn between spending enough time on the song itself to make it sound “good” and promoting the project so people are aware of what I’m doing and can hear the music easily. The songs get uploaded to most BIG digital music services like Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Deezer, Tidal, Napster and a few more. I’ve heard Deezer is the #1 service in the UK, it just hasn’t caught on in the states yet. Keep an eye out for that one! But like I said I think we are making our way towards “good/better” recordings - I’d love to look back on 2019 and have a bunch of songs to show for my efforts and also hear how I’ve improved on the quality of my mixes, singing, instrument playing, lyric writing, promotional efforts, etc. Often times I feel the weight of having to do EVERYTHING with this project: write, record, mix, promote, film - but it WAS supposed to be a challenge so I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. I can’t wait til we get towards the end of the year and my fatigue has REALLY kicked in and I start putting out a bunch of crazy weird shit, that’s when the fun really starts! For now I leave you with a playlist of all the songs up to this point. Thanks for checking in and just know that the hits will keep on coming!!
This week’s song is a cover of The Bealtes classic “Two Of Us” one of my favorite songs from their legendary Let It Be album. I wanted to give this song a bit of a kick in the pants, bringing out the funk and grooviness of the track. I’d like to dedicate this song to my beautiful lady for making the whole ‘song of the week’ thing possible - without her support and inspiration none of this would be happening right now - so thank you baby! The original song consists primarily of acoustic guitars, so for this version I took out the acoustics and brought in some funky electrics and groovy drums to give the song a bit of a sonic update. Drums and bass were recorded on a Monday, guitars on Tuesday, vocals on Thursday/Friday and that was it! Tell me what you think in the comments below!
Week #4 is upon us and that means ANOTHER NEW TRACK from The Imperfections! This week’s tune is “Family Down” a bouncy little folk/rock song about family life and the pressures of living up to expectations. It has a serious side to it, but also maintains a fun bouncy feel throughout the song while belting out the words “Don’t leave me out in the cold freezing my nuts in January” perhaps this would be a fun one for the ladies to sing along to?? I was inspired by the new Cadillac commercial with the song that says “my booty’s bigger than a Cadillac” and thought ‘hey, if they can talk about their butts being the size of an SUV, why can’t I talk about my private parts in a fun way?’ Learn the words yourself and sing along with the LYRIC VIDEO below:
That’s right - song #3 of my “ONE SONG A WEEK” project is now available everywhere fine digital music is sold or streamed (or pirated if that still goes on). The song is called “Be Alright” - its a song about feeling down and out, lower than low - when all of a sudden your friends show up and save you! And since the song “That’s What Friends Are For” has already been written, I had to come up with something new. The song is really a 2-parter, there’s the opening verse section that feels lonely and desperate, which gives way to the chorus which feels very triumphant and celebratory. This song is a celebration of all my friends, and for anyone who has a close pal who helped them thru a rough time. Check out “Be Alright” below:
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Wouldn’t Change A Thing is AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE digital music is sold or streamed! Check it out…
Like most of us, I can get a little too comfortable.
I struggle with holding onto the songs I write because I never think they are finished or “perfect” enough to be heard. In 2019 I am going to celebrate the imperfections and will be releasing 1 song every week. That’s right - 52 songs starting with this one right here!
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And don’t forget to check out the new track “Simple Mind” below:
Pop/Rock your way into the holidays with our festive new jam “All Around You” available NOW wherever digital music is sold or streamed! Places like #spotify #itunes #applemusic #amazon #youtube #tidal#deezer #napster and MORE! It pairs nicely with a #tworoots adult beverage or even a #hotchocolate for the kids!
What an amazing year 2018 has been! Thank you so very much to all of you who have supported us - this is all because of YOU! From our GoFundMe campaign, to The Tone Factory to Sensi Mag, every single person who came to a show or listened to our music online, we are truly #grateful - this year gifted us a brand new album that didn't exist when the year began - how cool is that?!? We also wanted to send a special shout out to #Panama for having our most randomly large number of listeners - como esta mi amigos?! We love you all and cannot wait for 2019 - so much more fun to come! #thankful #love #newfriends #spotify #worldwide #fans
Check out this PROMO VIDEO for our NEW EP “Celebrate The Imperfections” AVAILABLE NOW EVERYWHERE digital music is SOLD or STREAMED. You can listen to the entire album HERE or CHECK OUT your favorite music service like: Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, iTunes, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, YouTube AND MORE!!!
We are so incredibly excited to announce the release of our debut EP “Celebrate The Imperfections” AVAILABLE in DIGITAL form EVERYWHERE music is STREAMED or DOWNLOADED. We put our hearts into every note and felt such a great connection with everyone who donated to our GoFundMe campaign - this WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE without your generosity and belief in us and we are beyond grateful for each and every one of you.
This whole project began early last winter and to see it come to fruition now is a very satisfying, humbling, and rewarding experience. Having a song idea in your head and never knowing if it will turn out quite like you hear it can be a troubling time, but working with talented, positive people who help you see your vision to completion - can be a very therapeutic experience. Everything is right in the world again. The song can rest - It is officially out of my head and on “tape” (or vinyl or CD or digital).
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Once again a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make this album a reality - we have more exciting news coming VERY SOON!