New Music! Invincible - the Album
Welcome to Invincible
It has taken a while to put together, but yesterday I finally finished my latest project - Invincible - and printed the final masters.
It has been an exciting and challenging project and I am eager to share this music. It will be available on all of the major outlets by mid March 2017.
The Project - An Overview
I set out to create a collection of songs that work well together and independently. Above all, I wanted to focus on two elements: the songwriting and the production variety.
Throughout the entire process of creating this project, I always kept the songwriting and storytelling in focus. I wanted each song to carry emotion through words and melody, as well as create story arcs that are amplified through the music.
For example, the song "Breathe" creates a musical dichotomy with acoustic timbres in the verse and electronic grooves in the chorus. The lyrics have a certain "push and pull" to them:
I was giving up
You were giving in
You looked at me the way that you do
And I was lost in it
This is meant to amplify the message of the lyrics and portray the emotion of the song.
I spent a great amount of time focusing on these types of details to create songs that go deeper than their dance-esque appearance.
In terms of the production, I focused on a variety of elements. From the sounds and patches I chose to the general arrangements, I explored several sonic pallets at the outset of the project to help guide my decisions throughout.
I wanted modern, vocal-sample-based synthesizers to drive much of the core sound. I also wanted the drums to lock into a groove, especially focusing on the kick-to-bass relationship. I spent a lot of time locking these in on each track.
- Stuck On You
- Golden Plated
- Never Giving Up
- Can't Let Go
- No Sleep
As I said earlier, this album will be available on all major digital outlets by mid March 2017 - so stay tuned to listen then. I will announce it officially here when they're live.
What's next? I am going to continue working on music of this general style and genre - I am dedicated to becoming the best songwriter and producer I can be, and I want to make commercially viable, artful music. More simply, I plan to release several songs in the next few months. I am currently working on a few and am excited to release them as well!