Song: Blues in My Shoes

Blues in My Shoes [2021]  (Blues)
This song I wrote years ago. I had been working on a lot of pop and rock songs and wanted to get back to my blues roots. This song is a celebration of those blues that got me into music.
In this recording I’m playing live again, with both vocals and piano tracked at the same time. I tried recording this song with a full backing band, but the timing kept feeling off. At 206 bpm, things move pretty fast.

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Song: Black Coffee

Black Coffee [2021]  (Jazz / Blues)
This song was just a spontaneous creation while playing around on the piano. It was nice to play some jazz after all the pop and rock songs I’ve been working on. Its about the monotony of the pandemic, stuck in quiet routines, forgetting yourself, and avoiding the indoors.
In this recording I’m playing live, with both vocals and piano tracked at the same time.

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Song: Dream Machine

Dream Machine [2021]  (Rock)

This song was written for my wife, who always is pushing herself on endurance runs. She is continuous source of inspiration for me, a true dream machine. This song is about pushing yourself to reach your goal.
In this song I experimented more with virtual guitars, trying out a harder, more distorted genre than I typically work within. It was a lot of fun playing around with different guitar sounds.

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Song: Winter’s Glow

Winter’s Glow [2021]  (Pop Rock)
This song is about trying to find that spark of hope in the shadows. This song came about while playing with my new DAW. After many years of recording with Pro Tools, I switched to Studio One. I really enjoy the streamlined workflow.
In this recording I continued my experimentation with four-chord loops and bass voice-leading, while also trying to use almost all the VST plugins I had to ensure they were working properly on the new system.

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Song: Better Me

Better Me [2021]  (Pop Rock)
This song came about while experimenting with the music theory behind four-chord loops. It is about trying to live up to the idolized version of yourself seen in the eyes of your loved ones.
In this recording I experimented with three different four-chord loop structures for the verse, chorus, and bridge parts. These are different than the often used standard of I – V – vi – IV.

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Song: Unity

Unity [2020]  (Soul Rock/Motown)
This song is a touch of positivity about coming together with your neighbors and building a sense of unity and community.
In this recording I blended a Motown sound into a bluesy jam-band rhythm.

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Song Evolution

Here’s the original idea for this song, recorded quickly on my phone:

Live! at dB Studios

Check below for an inclusively exclusive live concert of Arborean Tears playing all the top hits in the comforts of a quarantined studio.

You can listen to all these hits using the playlist below, otherwise choose an individual song/video.
For two of these recordings the video failed, but the audio is intact.

Full Concert Playlist

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1) Introduction and One More Day

2) the Dreamer

3) Waiting on a Dream

WARNING: This video got corrupted and I lost most of the footage, but the audio was unharmed.

4) One More Night

5) Everyday a Dreamer Dies

6) Summertime Blues

WARNING: This video got corrupted and I lost most of the footage, but the audio was unharmed, but it does cut out at the end.

7) Born to Fly

8) Will You See Me to the End?

9) You’re the One for Me

10) Sunrise Over the Mountains

11) the Crow and Outro