Work In Progress: Making my first EP


#79

Loool its 5:00 again. Actually mt morning shift break… up since 3:30. But yeah i saw the video in yt and G+. It was nice :clap::clap: :+1:


#80

I saw your comment on yt :slight_smile:

Wow you’re starting pretty early


#81

Yeah its just like you got to fight some bad days to earn some best days… and my wallpaper just helps a bit :slightly_smiling_face:


#82

What wallpaper do you have?


#83

Its this


#84

October 7 2017: More lyrics
It’s been at least two months since I started this project, can’t believe it. Sadly I didn’t make a lot of progress this week due to schoolwork, but I did write some lyrics again. Some lines are old, some have been rewritten and some are a bit simple. Yet I feel like I’ve captured a nice ‘atmosphere’, if you will. No idea if I’m actually going to use these lyrics, since I already have 6 songs that I want to put on the EP. Nonetheless, these are heavily influenced by personal experiences, so they mean a lot to me. I hope you like it.

‘’What’s Holding You Back’’

(Verse)
You think there’s nothing I can do
And there’s nothing you can be
All I want is to release you
From fear and set you free

(Chorus)
What’s holding you back?
What’s keeping you down?

(Verse)
I can’t reach you anymore
It seems that tides have turned
But I keep knocking on your door
I’ll probably never learn

(Chorus)
What’s holding you back?
What’s keeping you down?

(Bridge)
I keep asking you
You keep staring back
What’s holding you back?
I keep asking you
And you keep staring back
What’s keeping you down?

(Pre-chorus)
Keep knocking on your door
I’ll probably never learn

(Chorus)
What’s holding you back?
(Just tell me)
What’s keeping you down?
(Just tell me)

BTW: I’m still open to receiving your audio clips. For more info, read this previous update (click on the link): Work In Progress: Making my first EP


#85

I like the theme of the lyrics
I think the chorus just needs a bit more to give the song a break from each verse


#86

Thanks!
You’re right. I wanted to have a simple chorus, but maybe it’s too simple now. They could also be repeated each time.

Also, what style or genre did you guys have in mind when you read them? I was thinking of a piano ballad, but I’m curious to hear what you heard.


#87

I thought it would sound a little like Final Masquerade


#88

Oh yes that style would fit very well I think


#89

That’s nice. Simple and beautifully written.


#90

Thanks for checking it out! That’s exactly what I wanted to achieve with this one :smiley:


#91

October 31 2017: A new toy
A few weeks ago I bought this synthesizer: the Novation Mininova. I needed some fresh sounds and I wanted to work with knobs and buttons, in contrast to the virtual synths I normally use. Here’s a quick demo:

This thing is amazing! It has so many features and I just love the enlightened knobs. In the beginning however, I had to get familiar with those cute little keys. It was also pretty challenging to figure out all of the functions, but I’m having a great time with this synth nevertheless.

I’ve already made heavy use of the Mininova on a demo called The Keys (I’m playing a melody of this demo in the video above, but don’t tell anyone!). This one is shaping up to be a bombastic anthem and it could definitely be a great opening track on the EP. I can’t wait to share it with you!

Regarding the lack of updates in the past few weeks: schoolwork took a lot of my free time away. In the coming days I’ll finally be going back to business :grinning:


#92

I volunteer :raising_hand_man: :joy:


#93

Did I say something weird? :sweat_smile:


#94

No I’m just being immature. In the UK calling someone a knob means calling them an idiot. It’s derived from the knob of a dick


#95

Oh crap hahah :joy: I should change that


#96

Nah it’s fine, I doubt others spotted it.


#97

wow you’ve got some cool shit going on. Love that little chord progression / arpeggio thing you posted. Really cool. My first full length is basically finished when I get the mixing done for the last 3 tracks. I’ll check here more often cause your music seems to have improved a lot from when I first heard your tracks on Soundcloud!


#98

Will hear it on yt tonight :blush::blush: i am sure its awesome!