I wrote and recorded a new song earlier this week. Don’t worry, I don’t sing! lol. I did write lyrics, but.. Anyway, I will post it first, so go ahead and click “play” and then I will talk about it. Oh, and there are Scotland photos!
I hope you enjoyed!
So, quick story – I picked up a few percussion instruments in the last month or two. I have a Cajon, which is a box you sit on and use your hands to make drum sounds. I picked it up in November. For Christmas I got a good tambourine (let me know if you need to know what that is ;) ) and a Latin Cabasa, which can be rattled, shaken or used to make the cool “grating” sound in Latin music. So I wanted to try recording these instruments, which meant I had to write a song.
I wrote out the chords and did a quick recording. I hummed along with the recording and came up with the melody. I then sat and worked on lyrics for a while. I started with the chorus and came up with a line “Next year it will be better, I promise, Things will turn out alright”. I went on from there about how good the future will be. I then wrote two verses about the dark December days and depression and such – if you listen, you can hear a “ticking clock” (the cabasa) during that verses. The pre-chorus (maybe a repeated bridge?) was written with “Ahhhhs”, and that is how you hear it. The problem, when I went to record I couldn’t make the words fit the rhythms :( So it is an instrumental. For now – I may try the lyrics again some day.
Since the lyrics were originally about next year being better, etc., and the song is upbeat, I decided to name it “The New Year’s Song”. Fitting?
Oh, quick comment – I may have “stolen” this. The melody sounds so familiar, but I can’t figure out what it is. So I will claim it ;) I won’t make money off of it, so if someone sues me, they won’t get a whole lot…
Anyway, tech info – all percussion are the instruments listed above (cajon, tambourine and cabasa). The top voice in the “choir” is the default “voice” sample in Cubase. All other sounds, including the rest of the “choir” are from my Prophet Rev 2.
I wanted to use nice outdoors photos for the video and so ended up with the Scotland photos. I hope you liked them :)