Feeling very creative and hard at work on perfecting songs for the new EP.
I just wish I could decide on a project name, lol. I've still got a lot of work on these songs to go.I've been losing sleep editing, tracking vocals, repeatedly listening to the songs on either headphones/ car and reviewing / refining them.
It's odd that even being away from the music gear, such as in the car, or in headphones in bed still counts as the creative process. Taking notes for changes, etc. In fact, that works better, so that you only concentrate on listening as opposed to being tempted to adjust something...
This making of my "Solo Project" ( even though it will be a full band, as well as a Live entity) has been a very big, daunting, yet empowering challenge. It has been cathartic. It has been sorrowful. It has been enlightening and also empowering.
Most of my life i've written/ programmed/ produced music for bands i'm in. Not that that's a bad thing, but it has always had to fit certain criteria; a certain mold.
But now, I am somehow filled with a new emotion and creative drive. One that's all my own, a new sound that I am very inspired by, and also finally found my singing voice. One that's decidedly me. Not trying to sound like Skold, or other harsher singers.
I've sang on and off throughout the years. Wether it be backing vox on stage, or helping others write songs/ craft vocal melodies/ lyrics, i've done it a little. But especially when i've tried to record, it's never really sounded right. Every time i've tried, it just sounded dumb. Like trying to sing hardcore, and like people who aren't me. So i'd never taken it further.
Now, i've found that actually singing, in a bit of a lower key is what works.
It is now me. And it's never been me. Not as a "Singer". Not on lead vocals. It's very weird to process emotionally.
And I can reproduce it.The way I sing.. with minimal effort. It is odd to say, but even away from a Mic, it's now cool to "sound like me" now that i've been criticizing/ analyzing vocal tracks for hours on end at 4AM lol..
AND No crazy ass effects needed. But I do like processed/ filtered/ doubled vocals.. ;) But like..I don't need a "purple pedal" or other distortion/modulation terror-voice Vocal effects to make or break it. (Seen that Dark Munich live Video of P9? ouch!)
But I will still use vocal effects live. Because it adds that extra bit of production quality sheen. But they will be minor and really just trying to match the tone on the EP.
Anyway. That's what i've been upto in the wee hours of the night. ;) \m/