News and Updates
Two days away from worldwide release, my new album Eternity continues to garner a lot of attention. Based on the questions I received, here are a few facts about it.
- I recorded this entire album from my home studio.
- Every single song was composed on the Yamaha Motif XS 8 synth workstation.
- No sampling was used except what was stock on the synth.
- I mixed and mastered the tracks using Sonar Producer 8.2, still connected to the Motif XS 8.
- There were actually over 20 songs that I made for this album, but only 12 made the cut. I might decided to release some of the ones that didn’t make the cut as free downloads from my site, as well as on YouTube.
I also wanted to comment on my last video post. I got a lot of feedback for the song “My Dad”. It was very overwhelming, and even brought a few people to tears. If I were to ever get nothing but this type of response for my music, I know I’ve done my job.
Thank you all for always supporting me and I hope you all enjoy the music. I’ll post again on release day.
May 30th is a very special day to me. It’s the day that my new album Eternity becomes available worldwide. It’s a time for me to think in retrospect, about all the adversity, sadness, the yearning; yet, it is a time to reflect upon the happiness, the success, and the hope that exists in each one of our lives.
When things settled down, and I got a chance to get back into the studio, time stood still; I realized that my Dad wasn’t with us anymore. So I wrote this song for him. This composition captures the spectrum of raw emotions that I experienced while I created it.
The name of this song is My Dad, which is 우리 아빠 in Korean. It is track 11 off my new album Eternity.
I hope my Dad would be proud of this song. I certainly am, and I hope you will be too.
Some people asked for the tracklisting on the new album Eternity. Well, here it is:
- You and I
- Ocean of Inspiration
- Never Let Go
- Above the Stars
- Overwhelming Beauty
- Blossom of Eternity
- 530 Reasons
- Our Dad
Once again, you can listen to preview clips of all the songs here.
As noted in one of my previous posts, my new album Eternity has been sent off to distribution and is slated for worldwide release on May 30, 2017.
You can listen to a preview of all the songs on Eternity here.
I’ve finally had the time and I’d like to share some important and big updates.
All of these changes are reflective of my life so far, the things that have happened as of late, to help me to realize that life is far too short, and that I’d like to pick up the pace to put my positive contribution in to society.
To that end, the days of using a pen name is over. I will no longer use my pen name, NuwrayN, for my music. Instead it is being replaced with my real name: J. Park. My website and social media being rebranded are all in the works.
Additionally, I’m happy to announce the pending release of my new album: Eternity. This album has been in the works for almost 3 years. I am very proud of it, and hope that you all will love it as much as I do. The album has been sent off to distribution and is slated for release on May 30th, 2017.
There is much more information to come, and I will provide some clips as well. Thanks for sticking with me, and stay tuned as always!
My latest album has finally been completed. It’s been a long time coming. After all the turmoil in my life as of recent, things have started to settle back down. Through it all, I am thankful and grateful.
I will begin efforts for distribution and promotion in the near future.
Also, there will be a paradigm shift. The music is the same that you have all come to love, but I will be “rebranding”, so to speak. Plus, I will also be releasing a track a day for a month. I have compiled more than 2 albums worth (20+ songs) that have been unreleased, so a song a day will probably be in order.
Many more details to come shortly. Please stay tuned.
Tonight, my father is sleeping. Not with me and my family, but alone. But he isn’t alone, because my spirit and thoughts are with and around him.
I stood next to him as he left us, and I was there with him till the very end, when I placed the last bit of soil on him. Everything he taught me is still fresh in my mind. All the joys and pain we experienced as a family, has turned into nothing but happiness. Still, I long to see his smile again, to hear him laugh, to experience his sharp, witty jabs, and to learn from his ocean of knowledge.
The days have crawled slowly by. Now, every little thing that happens, I see and hear only as how my father would have liked it. Even though we are still close in distance, we are so far away from each other.
I am a big believer that he hasn’t truly gone from us and is around, but in a way that we don’t understand. I will strive to be like the very best that he was, and learn from all the lessons he taught.
My love is for a select few. Right now, it belongs to my father (and my mother). Dad, this is for you.
There has been so much loss lately in my life, but this tops it all.
My father, who I love so dearly, passed away after a lengthy battle with multiple illnesses. While I take comfort that he’s no longer suffering, I will never see his smile or hear his voice again. It’s only been a few hours, and I miss him terribly.
It’s going to take a long, long time to recover from this…