Making Music Series: Episode 5 | The Making Of “Let It All Go” (Pt 1)

Hey everyone, the latest Making Music Series episode is now up.  It’s Part 1 of a 3-part-series look at the making of my latest song, Let It All Go.  Grab some popcorn, kick up your feet, enjoy & share ;)

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New Song: Let It All Go

Hey everyone, my latest song, Let It All Go, is set for an April 8 release.  No fooling!  Everyone on my newsletter will get a pre-release link to a free download.  So, be make sure you’ve subscribed.

As you’ll learn in a forthcoming video series about “the making of” the song, it was definitely a labor of love.  Work on it was spread out over several months and included a number of rewrites and re-recordings; not to mention a number of, I give up on this bleeping song moments.  Nothing was smashed or broken, though.  So un-rock ‘n’ roll.  Sigh.

Here are the lyrics:

Restless, rusting away
I have never felt such anxiousness
Precious, something must change
I would like to see you smile again

Stop and breathe slow
You gotta let go
Lost where fears grow
You gotta let go
Hearts here sink low
You gotta let go
Time to be bold
You gotta let go
Let it all go

Less means more everyday
I would like to see that lesson lived
Precious, something must break
How ‘bout we begin by breaking plates

Stop and breathe slow
You gotta let go
Lost where fears grow
You gotta let go
Hearts here sink low
You gotta let go
Time to be bold
You gotta let go
Let it all go

Stop and breathe slow
You gotta let go
Lost where fears grow
You gotta let go
Hearts here sink low
You gotta let go
Time to be bold
You gotta let go
Life tells us so
You gotta let go
Just listen close
You gotta let go
Let it all go
Let it all go

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Making Music Series: Episode 4 | Recording Vocals For “Let It All Go”

My latest Making Music Series episode is now up. Brina and I discuss tracking (i.e., recording) vocals for my upcoming single, Let It All Go. Check it out.

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Making Music Series: Episode 3 | The Inspiration Behind “Patient Hearts”

Hey everyone, it’s that time again.  My latest song, Patient Hearts, is now officially available.  I know some of you downloaded the pre-release on Noisetrade and BitTorrent.  Now, though, we’re official :).

Patient Hearts has a special origin.  Unlike most of my songs which begin while I’m playing guitar and mumbling along, it started when I was having a quick jam with my cousin’s 6 year old son, Jimmy.  He was visiting my recording studio.  He grabbed a tambourine and asked me to play along.  As I did, I started singing the melody and lyrics that became the song.  I wish it was always so simple.
Be sure to check out the video above for a retelling of that jam.
Also, please be sure to share with your friends.  My team and I are working on some tour dates for later this year.  We’d love to see you there; wherever there is.  And, the more the merrier.

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Making Music Series: Episode 2 | The Making Of “Always Christmas” (Part 2)

The suspense is over!  Episode 2 of my new web series, Making Music, is here.  Get the rest of the story on what went into making the song, Always Christmas.  The drama grows! :)  If you missed it, you can watch Episode 1 here in a previous post.

Next week, I’ll introduce you to my forthcoming song, Patient Hearts, due February 4.

Enjoy, Subscribe & Share.

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