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

One Song, Two Versions

You’re the One for Me [2020]  (Soul version)
When you found the one you’re supposed to be with, you just know. This song was written for the love of my life.
This was the second recording of this song. I slowed things down and tried to give the recording an intimate, personal feeling.

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You’re the One for Me [2020]  (Rock version)
This was the first version I recorded of this song. In my mind, the song had a very intimate, soul feeling. I think I was jacked up on caffiene when I recorded this, because the tempo ended up much faster. I like to think of this as the “live” version of the song.

Song: You’re the One for Me

You’re the One for Me [2020]  (Soul version)
When you found the one you’re supposed to be with, you just know. This song was written for the love of my life.
This was the second recording of this song. I slowed things down and tried to give the recording an intimate, personal feeling.

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You’re the One for Me [2020]  (Rock version)
This was the first version I recorded of this song. In my mind, the song had a very intimate, soul feeling. I think I was jacked up on caffiene when I recorded this, because the tempo ended up much faster. I like to think of this as the “live” version of the song.

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Song: One More Night

One More Night [2019]  (Pop Rock)
This song is about getting over someone you just broke up with. Sometimes it can be hard to break that physical connection, even if the rest of the relationship was no good.
In this song, I experimented with special mixing techniques and improving my vocal processing. I love how the bridge shrinks down to a tiny mono signal, before exploding into a full-stero sound in the second chorus.

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