There are some interesting things coming up soon. On January 26th, an "early release mix" of my song The Roses will be released along with a live recording of "The Eyes" on and ArtStreet sampler album. I'll most likely be playing an acoustic set that evening alongside the other artists on the release.
After I power my way through the rest of this academic week and my exams, my focus is going to be recording an EP. Now, it's really interesting, because I never thought I'd do an EP. I always found the idea terribly colloquial (did I blog this already) and kinda weak, but now I'm realizing it's a decent way to shake things up around here.
Also, early next year J. Crum and I will be releasing "Exhale". This thing has been a bear in terms of the sheer creativity that has gone into it. You're gonna love it. No, really. I've seriously nearly kicked myself for writing some of my best music for someone else's project, but best is a relative term. I should really just say "some of my best so far". I really look at this as a huge joint acheivement, and I know I say this a lot, but there really is just about something for everyone on this baby. And no, I don't regret writing this music for Josh's project, I just mean that sometimes I've gotten done with something and gone "Wow. I should write like this for me too!"
So back to the EP. I'm trying to balance out showcasing some arranging of things like strings and piano, with doses of heavy and electronic music, and some radio-friendly pop/mellower stuff. Mellow strictly referring to the music. You know I keep it real in the lyrical department. And if you don't, you will.
It's been a warm few days. I ran to the gym last night in shorts. I was in an ArtStreet apartment earlier, practically watching it thunderstorm on a warm day in December. I had told myself that I was going to try not to do too much, but between sending StreetSounds emails, trying to figure out when you can rehearse with your band, and the beckoning of Finals Week.....well, you know. But, it's not bad when you're sitting around with guys you can crack chord function jokes with while someone else rages about their theory project. Oh, well. Music major thing. ;)
Well, gotta go. People are filtering in, and I'm the guy sitting behind the 24 channel Soundcraft. Seeya! >:)