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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Song: 1 + 1 = 1 <> 1

1 + 1 = 1 <>1 [2019]  (Funk Rock)
This song is about how when you commit to someone you need to hold on to who you are and not get too lost in the new “us” and become someone else. Be interdependent rather than codependent.
This recording was a near-exact remake of a song written in 2013. I had lost the origin session files to a hard-drive crash. So, by painstakingly listening to the previous recording, I tried to recreate it note-for-note. It was a good chance to improve my listening and music theory skills.

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Song: Waiting on a Dream

Waiting on a Dream [2019] (Jazz/Blues Ballad)
This song is about feeling stuck where you are and yearning to get out and the world and do more.  I wrote this in 2008 when I was in graduate school. I felt like my life was being wasted and I wasn’t living up to my potential.
In this recording, I was trying to better capture the live feel of this song, which is a very free-form ballad.

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Song: Moon Child

Moon Child [2019] (Rock)
This song is about living with a mood disorder and never knowing how motivated or interested you’ll be the next day. Like the phases of the moon, it seems out of your control. You can just hope the next day you’ll rise full.
In this recording I worked on creating a strong low-end and experimented with vocal effects.

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Song: You’re Ever My Desire

You’re Ever My Desire [2019] (Funk and Bluegrass-inspired Rock)
This song is about still finding your partner physically desirable despite the many years together.
The recording was an attempt to mix some funk and blue-grass like elements together, most prominent in the chorus and bridge. I also was experimenting with vocal echoes.

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Song: Sunrise Over the Mountain

Sunrise over the Mountain [2018] (Folky Ballad)
This song is about feeling stuck in the person you’ve become, not knowing how to change into the person you should be. It’s a sad acceptance that your story may be near the end.
In this recording, I experimented with modeled guitar plug-ins to get realistic acoustic guitar using a keyboard MIDI interface. This song also uses the Andalusian cadence as its progression.

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