DAY 1..

Today's tracks include:

1. Change Me

2. Sly Dog

 
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1. Change Me

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About the Song CM:

I started working on this song a month after I released the Secret Schizoid EP, and added it in as part of the full album version of S.S. I remember taking a walk on an overcast rainy day and seeing people still running in the drizzling rain. It dawned on me that I needed to clean up my act. I have a VERY strong impulse to escape the pain, fear, rage, frustration, etc. of reality, and once that becomes a habit, it smears up the development of our personality. I talk about it in this video.

I had gone through an INCREDIBLY frustrating time with finding dedicated bandmates, while my producer under his contract wouldn't allow me to release any music. Finally, I broke free from that, and reached out to Matt Noveskey, who plays bass for Blue October, and he connected me with his friend Kevin Butler to get it mixed professionally. And that’s that. 

Songs that I took very small random ideas from:

1. Youtubing "R & B bass lines"

2. Chris Isaac - "Wicked Games"

3. Aerosmith "Don't Wanna Miss A Thing"

4. Eminem - "I'm Not Afraid" 

5. Jon Bellion "iRobot" 

And more... 

 

2. SLY DOG

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about the song sd:

“Sly Dog” was written a few months after Change Me was released. Lyrically, I was really trying to work through old resentments I had for some people who I used to know. Resentment to me is this stagnant anger that got stuck, it’s being angry at something/someone, yet never really feeling the anger. So this song I was really letting my rage come up and out. 

Then forgiveness is a possibility, and forgiveness creates more space in our heads to think of things that can help us out in life more. 

Some songs I took ideas from for this track:

1. Ace of Bass - "It's a Beautiful Life"

2. Three 6 Mafia - "Stay Fly"

3. My Chemical Romance - "The Sharpest Lives"

4. Led Zeppelin - "Kashmir" 

5. Gloria Ganyor - "I Will Survive"

And more. 

I took this track to Johnny Minardi, who is the head of A&R at a label called Fueled by Ramen. It was a long shot to expect him to give me some kind of offer, because band's don't get signed near as often nowadays, but it was worth a try. He put me through to Sean O'Keefe (Fall Out Boy, The Hush Sound) to mix the track. We are friends now. Mixing a track is just making every part of the song sound clear, separated, and bigger. We are friends now. And this song won runner up placement at the Songwriting of the Year Competition! Judged by my idols Gave Grohl and Gwen Stefani. 

Thanks you patrons for making this track possible financially, you know who you are. 

 

 

That's all for one day, I'll see you tomorrow.
-Jeff from Demi