Hey all. Long time since I posted. Things are still very active in the background. However, let’s get some news out of the way.
Firstly, one of my aunts passed away yesterday. This is never an easy time for the family, but I choose to try to not dwell on the pain and instead on the happy memories. My fondest memory of my aunt was during one of our visits when I was a small child. We just finished dinner with our Nana; we then went downstairs to my aunt’s apartment, and she sat us on her couch and gave us Stella D’oro cookies. The real, Italian ones that you get in New York. I’ll never forget that day. I think from that day on I always knew her as Aunt Cookie.
Second, I’m nearing completion of another studio album. This album is completely new, original material. I’m 10 tracks in, with probably another 2 to go. I’ll be posting clips up soon, as well as a possible website redesign.
Stay tuned. More to come.
Continuing on with a track a week, this song is called Summon the Dawn. It is the tenth track off my new album If You Were Here. Enjoy.
This song is called Beauty of the Forest. It is the ninth song off my new album, If You Were Here, and is a full orchestral score, very peaceful and soothing. Enjoy.
The 8th track off my new album If You Were Here is called Innocence. I made this song right after a little more than a month hiatus, which culminated in the composition of six songs till the album was released, which I mentioned earlier.
This track is kind of uplifting; it portrays an innocence so welcoming and inspiring. Kind of like my inspiration for the song. So without further ado, here it is. Enjoy.
This song is the crown jewel of my new album, the title track: If You Were Here. This song captures the essence of the album and summarizes all the feelings and inspiration I had for this album and condenses it into four and a half minutes. I swear that I myself must have listened to this song over 3,000 times by itself; I’ve had my music app on repeat for so long, and I still haven’t tired of it.
There’s a reason why it’s the title track. I hope you enjoy it, as it is a wonderful dedication, and exhaustively, painstakingly, and intricately composed and engineered.
During the composition of this album, here is where it started to get real.
While I like all my tracks, of course, there are always preferences of some over the others. This song is called Story of Dreams. It is the sixth track off my new album If You Were Here.
This song marked a major shift in not only the way I make music, but the driving force behind it. From here on out, I feel that songs hit their mark without being long and drawn out; they tell a story much more clearly for those who listen. And from here, began a new journey that I’m certain will lead to wondrous reflection and imagination. To you who inspires me, thank you; this one and all the rest are for you.
And without further ado, here is the song.
Keeping with the theme of a track a week, here is Melancholy Melody, off my new album If You Were Here.
There are always ups and downs in life; 2014 was no different. Here’s to 2015, and that we continue to be good, productive members of society!
With that, here is Track 3, Rise and Fall, from my album If You Were Here.
Posting a full preview of a track per week sounds good, no?
Here is track 2, A Certain Truth, from my newly released album If You Were Here.