I've gone through a long period without creating much music-wise. A couple of job changes and a bunch of other stuff going on has really crushed the creative side of me.
Things are looking up and, because I work better to a deadline, I thought I'd challenge myself to release a song per month throughout 2018. So far so good - this one is done and I've another couple half-written so I'm hoping the creative dry spell is on its way out. I hope no-one minds if I post them here
Before deciding to listen, please realise that my playing ability is not brilliant. I love my hobby and (when my brain is not fried due to life getting in the way) my hobby is writing songs and making music. There are some crazy-good guitarists on this forum and 99% of you can outplay me. For this reason, please don't expect guitar pyrotechnics as my fingers don't always do as they're told. Whilst my musical ability is far from the best, I like to think I can write a reasonable song so really what you should expect is songs that have been put together with a bit of thought to the limits of my current ability. Snapshots on a journey to getting better.
So with that in mind, here's number one of the twelve:-
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It's a collaboration with my 16 year old daughter, Isabella. She came up with the chord sequence here and then we wrote it together - she's on vocal duties throughout on this one.
It's a pretty typical love song where everything is perfect. But then reality hits I hope someone out there likes it.
All guitars were through the Kemper using the Dr. Z pack one and a free bass profile from Andy (amp factory). Keys and Drums were of the EZ variety from Toontrack. Delay and phasing on the synths from Soundtoys. Reverb from Slate. I lazily mixed it using Neutron 2 - for experimental purposes, I just let it do everything automatically so the only thing I adjusted after that were levels and pan.... Not ideal but great for an keen amateur who is too lazy to work out what everything does in a plugin!!