I’m sure I’m in the same situation as so many Indie Artists. You got your passion and hobbies, then you have what you need to get done. I saw an interview with Denzel Washington one time and he quoted what his Mom used to tell him, “Do what you have to do so you can do what you want to do.” Well said.
My passion with music is on so many different levels. And like you (most probably), I wish I did it daily and got paid for it – at least enough to make a living at it. Then there’s the mortgage payment and Son’s school tuition……luckily the cars are paid off. I’ve done a few tracks where I open up and share my life, the part that’s not always public or that makes for a ‘hit single’. But I share it with you so it’s more personal and I’m sure a lot of you can relate to it.
I did a song (probably about 1-1/2 years ago) and broke it down why my music had been delayed for so long. Or why so much time passed between CD’s / singles. Keeping on schedule with delays, it took me a while to find the right singer to work with for this song too [that was a funny in case you didn’t catch it. It’s ok…..] I finally got the recording, singing and mixing done – I wanted to share with you.
3rd Wish (feat. Jayla)
Other Artists who heard this track, understood the message of the song. Sometimes music’s put on hold cuzz of obligations we have in life and most of the time it has to do with family, work responsibilities or maybe school. So music gets done when time permits. That’s weekends, maybe day’s off or late at night (like right now. Pretty much my routine every night!). AND if you’re collaborating with someone else, need to record vocals in your home studio or working in the studio with an Engineer; then you add their time in the mix which means coordinating in a timely manner.
If I’m preaching to the choir, my apologies. If this is news to you, welcome to our world and I hope I’ve brought some insight and ‘behind-the-scenes’ to this craft and industry that’s seldom seen or shared. And if that is the case, I hope you give more appreciation to the work your favorite Artist(s) put out.
Enjoy the song. The complete CD (Acoustic Thoughts), can be heard on bandcamp.
Thank you IV your time – Scarred IV Life
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