Sneak Peek Friday- Next Chapter

The Video Game Soundtrack to my life.  🙂

Next Chapter was written to be the 2nd track in succession to a song that actually didn’t make it to the final list of songs (maybe next album…?).  This song delves into a lot of different genres that I really like, including Trap, Electronica, World, Jazz, Dubstep, and much more.  As I’ve gotten a little more proficient on guitar and keys, I incorporated a little more solid chord changes in this piece.  Next Chapter also represents a new freedom I have learned very recently.  I don’t have to just ‘fit the bill’ per say, I can make songs the way I hear them in my mind and not have to be restrained to having a ‘jazz’ or ‘smooth’ sound.  I can make these songs exactly the way I want, and not hold back.  I guess another good name for this song would have been ‘Stepping Stones.’  I have 3 favorite parts to this song- first of all, the bass line- I just can’t get enough of it, haha!  Second, the drop.  Because of my love for Dubstep (yeah I went through that phase, and I’m still not totally over it lol), I’ve always wanted to make a successful drop in a song.  I haven’t had much success with it.  But I really like this one, possibly because I didn’t feel the pressure of having to make some kind of epic ‘WUB-WUB’ bass line to launch into after the build-up.  Third, the final push at the very end.  It’s loud, it’s in your face, and it’s awesome when everything finally just goes all out.  It’s like that final level of a video game you’ve been trying to beat for what seems like forever.  So I guess, think of this song as also the ‘video game’ backing track to my life, haha.  Keep moving, and keep leveling up!  🙂

By the way, tickets are NOW ON SALE for my Album Release Party at Mojo’s Boneyard on September 1st!  For more details on how to get your own tickets before they’re all gone, contact Mojo’s Boneyard online, or call them at (812) 475-8593.  Thank you all so much for the love and support you have shown!  🙂

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