For those of you who have actually been keeping up with this project of mine way back when it started nearly a year ago in June 2011, I apologize for taking this long to actually finish only five songs…. Now, don’t think I’ve spent that entire year on this project. I came up with the album name in June, wrote my first song around July, then the project was dropped until it was revived in October.
October was filled with finding beats and writing; within a week I had written three songs. However, I was never satisfied with the last song. I felt my album was conveying a story with the beats used. Carefree, tranquil, nostalgic, sorrow, peace. That’s what I wanted. And I could never find that “peace”. I couldn’t find that beat that would sum up everything else.
In October, I actually recorded a rough version of my song, “Bullet”. It was going to be released as a single on October 16, 2011. But due to my lack of liking how the song turned out, and growing increasingly hesitant thereof, I decided I needed to practice some more before I would release anything.
My album was going to be released November 11, 2011, but I still didn’t have that beat. I went through three songs, sampled one. Rill Rill by Sleigh Bells was to be the final song (Tin Man) on my EP, but I just couldn’t get into it. Nearing the eleventh, I would scrummage through all my favourite indie songs on my iTunes, when I finally landed on the song I’ve been searching for, but I was running out of time to mix and write it and the eleventh had passed.
The writing was done by December, but because of procrastination, poorly timed meetings, vacations, holidays, and technical issues — the final recording session of two hours with me rapping in my closet, didn’t take place until mid January of 2012. All of the songs were recorded, mastered, and have been ready to release since to the end of January…. But I wanted to hold onto them. I was waiting until the 29th. Why? Well… no reason. Other than the fact that I probably wouldn’t get the chance to release another album on leap year for a long long time.
So tomorrow. Or tonight.
My album will be released on February 29, 2012 12:00am EST.
Thanks for listening. I really appreciate it.