My latest recording project – the Rose

The Rose from the movie with the same name, performed by Bette Middler, is one of my favorite songs. So, I decided to have a go at it, and as usual I try to reggify the songs I do.

Screenshot of my current project

Here’s how it sounds at the moment.

Still some work to do, like adding a few more instruments and perhaps a solo of some kind. Then of course it need to be mixed properly.

Fearless, a completely new song!

Just recently I finished writing and recording a brand new song, called “Fearless”.
Inpired by the Fearless Academy coaching program I was a member of last year.

As usual I’ve done it in a reggae style, but I was asked to also do it in ska style, so I upped the tempo a bit and rewrote the drums and all other parts necessary for a ska song.

So here it is! 🙂

Fearless in reggae style
Fearless in ska style

Enjoy! 🙂

What about my music?

Music is on of the things I’m supposed to write about on this blog, and promoting my music is one of the purposes with this site. So what have I been doing?
Much of what I’ve been doing is learning stuff like how to record and mix the songs I do, and also I had to think about how to arrange my songs. I’ve got some great feedback that I’ve tried to put at use to the best of my ability.
It seems like I have a tedency to have too much instruments playing all the time instead of saving some stuff for choruses and building up the songs.

As I also want to have videos for my songs, I need to learn how to both shot nice videos and synchronize the sound. My thought is to start with “simple” videos filmed in my studio, showing me singing and playing all the instruments and so on. Later perhaps I can have someone help me shot the videos in other environments.

A few songs have been recorded and are in a near finished state. Next step is to make simple mastering. Mainly some EQ and raising the volume somewhat.
The songs I’ve been working with is House of the Rising Sun, Waltzing Matilda, Moscow Nights and a re-recording of one of my own songs, written in Swedish, called Höstsång till Jenny, which means Autumn song for Jenny. It’s a love song to my girlfriend Jenny and to my my then newfound love for the autumn.
Next song I’ve already started recording, is We’re not gonna take it, which I think could be a fun project.

Still a bit unsure of which songs, except my own, I can put here, unless they’re shared from Youtube, without making copyright infringes.

One last fun thing is that I’ve joined the Joyvoice choir, which was both challenging and fun!