Monday, January 30, 2012

Song #5: Petals + Roses

This week's song is super chill and inspired by Elliott Smith (especially the double tracked vocals and guitars). It's about boldly going into a relationship without knowing what the outcome will be. I'm not really sure where to take this song in terms of additional arrangment. Any ideas?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Song #4: Outside

This song is about admitting that you are wrong in a relationship. The approach to this recording I've had in my head for a long time (kind of early Coldplay maybe?) but is there another way to approach the song that might be better? Also, does it need some harmony vocals?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Song #3: The Golden Age

Another old song written back in 2003. It's about where we've come as a people and how we define progress. I kept the instrumentation sparse with just a piano and vocal. It's influenced by Coldplay and Aqualung (and now that I think about it, John Lennon). Do you like it sparse or should I add some drums to it? Maybe a cello?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Song #2: When I Was Young

Here's a ditty I wrote back in high school (10+ years ago!) and finally got around to recording it! It's about  the time when you are a kid and anything is possible. It's heavily influenced by what I was listening to at the time: REM and Oasis. Please give your suggestions on what I can do to make this song better.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Song #1: 4th of July

Seeing as we just had New Years Day, I'm starting things off with a song about a holiday (although this holiday is still 7 months away, but the sentiment of celebrating a fleeting moment with fireworks remains the same). The production is inspired by the Pinback. Please give your suggestions on what I can do to make this song better.