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My Dad: Full track #11 from Eternity

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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.

Eternity tracklist

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Some people asked for the tracklisting on the new album Eternity. Well, here it is:

  1. Prevail
  2. Rise
  3. You and I
  4. Ocean of Inspiration
  5. Never Let Go
  6. Above the Stars
  7. Overwhelming Beauty
  8. Captivating
  9. Blossom of Eternity
  10. 530 Reasons
  11. Our Dad
  12. Reminiscence

Once again, you can listen to preview clips of all the songs here.

J-Park final logo

Listen to new songs on Eternity

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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.

J-Park final logo

Let me know what you think here, on FB, or on Twitter.

I’m back

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I’m back.
Now that I’ve migrated back to this site as a foundation, it has in the meantime become much more leaner, better organized, and allows me to keep in touch with all my fans in one central location. Not to mention that it’s completely tied in with all the social networking sites and completely integrated with iPhone and Android devices, looks like it’s time to roll again.

I have another full album ready for release. All that needs to happen is artwork and media. Don’t forget to listen to the new bonus track from my album. Talk to you all soon.

I’m still here. For the long haul.

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I admit it’s been a while since I updated the site. Sometimes life becomes convoluted and takes up so much of our time that we forget the important things. I haven’t forgotten.

The music never stopped. As a matter of fact, I’ve since finished another entire album and am again halfway through a new one.

If one thing is constant, it is the pain that all of us feel. It is part of who we are, why we do what we do. It helps to drive us. The problem is that a lot of us do not know how to control it and it drives us to do all the wrong things. And hurt each other in the process.

I wish I could stand here and tell you life is peachy. It’s not. Everyone is searching for that inner (and outer) peace, but it is ever elusive. We are all just pulling shades over our eyes to temporarily mask the sadness. It doesn’t work. You need an outlet.

And this is the reason for my music. It’ll continue.

I’m in the process of moving back to this site, as it’s improved, and quite frankly is a better platform for publicizing my music. I will continue to release more information on the new album, which will be coming out in a month or two.

Thanks for all your support and kind words. I will reward you in the best way, and with the best music.

One And Only now available on iTunes

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Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you know that One And Only is now available on iTunes for download. Here’s the link. Enjoy!

One and Only - Nuwrayn

Traffic explosion

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Well, posting up my music like that caused my web presence to explode, and tons of traffic to the site that I’ve never had before. I guess it was all worth it, you know, all the social networking sites and what not.

On the music front, it seems the new album is going to be slightly delayed. Now I know the reason why it’s so hard for artists to meet a release date. If you can show me ONE artist whose album is not delayed, I’ll pay you a million dollars. 😀 It’s just not happening. There will always be some type of delay.

At any rate, I just wanted to state that A Million Tears will remain up for at least another week, so if you haven’t got around to listening to it, you might want to go give it a shot before it disappears into 30 second clips again. 🙂 Just a reminder. Oh, and here’s the link again in case you can’t find it. http://wp.me/pBmut-5y

I just finished piecing together another track for the new album this afternoon, so I will spend a few more days touching it up, composing the rest, arranging, and then mixing and mastering. This one is a straight instrumental, and is definitely inspired by Yanni’s “Until the Last Moment”. You guys will love this one.

Until then, take care, and stay tuned for ever more music.

Sometimes…

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You know, sometimes, things just happen the way they do. Don’t you just wish sometimes when something happens, that you can wake up from it and it was all a nightmare?

What if you wake up and the nightmare doesn’t stop………………?

Or when you walk in the 90* sun and still break out in a cold sweat?

These are all things that are ripe for inspiration for some of the best music. It’s always been like that since the beginning of time: the best of man comes when he is in the worst possible situation.

I can’t possibly tell you what nightmare I’m going through, but it’s going to be this way for a long, long time. I wish it weren’t like this. I wish I could wake up and it would all be a bad dream.

Over the next few months, I will continue to push forward with the release of my album, including videos, in addition to pieces of my previous album, “Whispers of Winter”. In the meantime, such pain that I experience will only serve to fuel the next chapter in my musical history, which I’ve already begun. This one is going to be good from what I hear already.

Never give up hope…

Music as a language…

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Me in the studio
In the studio

I’ve always thought of music as a language. A way for us to communicate. Sometimes, I call it the “universal language”. Right?

Well, I am new to making music professionally. My weapon of choice? The Yamaha Motif XS. All my new music is created, arranged, composed, and mastered on this wonderful piece of equipment.

My main influence? Yanni. Back when he was doing “real” (non-vocal) style music. I love his instrumentals; always have, always will. The new stuff? Not so much.

Growing up in the 80s, I have all the influences of the big artists at that time: MJ (RIP), Journey (back when they had Steve Perry), Toto, you name it. I like to dip into an eclectic nostalgia time to time and get some inspiration.

Well enough talk for now. Hang tight with me while I find a way to upload my music to this thing…