In the past week I’ve settled on a personal project that I’m going to run with. I’m going to write and record my fourth album.
Let’s back up a second though for anyone who was confused by that last sentence. I’m not actually a recording artist. I’m not even technically a musician. I play some guitar, beginner keyboard, and I have a voice that will score 4 stars on Sing Star singing Bitch by Meredith Brooks on easy mode. But thanks to the magic of overdubbing, auto-tune, and a midi drum kit, I am a rock god.
My first album, Lucid Dreaming (2006) was made mostly using loops on garage band and a little acoustic guitar. It was mostly a practice album. Once I moved away from using loops and bought a better quality keyboard and microphone, I recorded Eric’s Valentine (2008) which was an ambitious concept album about my love life. Shortly after, I compiled a bunch of tracks I wrote and recorded in college and made my last album, Wave on Woah (2010).
None of these were ever really released to the public. I just shared tracks with close friends and kept the albums on my computer. It was really more of a hobby than me trying to make it big, considering I could never replicate any of these songs live.
I did post a few of the classics here: http://emoneymusic.tumblr.com/
It’s been about four years since I last took on an ambitious project like making an album, so that’s what I’m going to do. Eric’s Valentine revolved around my love life in high school and college, Wave on Woah dealt with college and losing high school friends, and now Feeling the Cleve (working title) will revolve around moving for work, skipping my twenties, and living life in the real world.
I’m hoping to have it finished by my birthday this year (August 3rd). That way when I celebrate with friends, I can pretend it’s an album release party.
Will have more updates as this progresses.