New Song – I’m Still Here

I mentioned in my coffee share that I wrote and recorded a new song last week. So, here it is!

Well, in just a minute. First, I did a vocal version and hate my voice so I did an instrumental version as well. I left the lyrics up in the instrumental version, so you can see what should have been said. So I will post both before going and farther:

Version with my voice:

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And here is the Instrumental Version:

(Click here if you don’t see the video below)

If you watched, you saw the lyrics, but here they are anyway:

I’m Still Here

On a cold day
When the wind is strong
Grey and ugly
Were we wrong?

Rain came lashing
No one should be there
Earth blown barren
I’m still here

When the logic can’t be found
And the world seems upside down
When the storm winds wipe it bare
And there’s not one sound
I’m still here

All seems broken
Full of dissonance
And the Earth moved
Things are different

Topsy Turvey
Straight lines seem to veer
Who can follow?
I’m still here


(I) Saw you walking
So I waved “hello”
You didn’t see me
Head hanged low

They all left you
Seems they didn’t care
Reach your hand out
(for) I’m still here


So this was more exploration of my acoustic percussion (a cajon, a tambourine and a cabasa) mixed with electronic percussion (my Prophet Rev 2). It was also an exploration of a super simple chord progression. OK, the chords might not be so simple, but the progression is – I think there are like three chords here (Some of my songs have 20 or more…).

Besides the acoustic percussion and my awful voice, I used a Poly D for bass, lead lines and synth solo. There is a Viscount digital piano. String sounds are the Prophet Rev 2, as is the main melody in the Instrumental version, though some Poly D is mixed into that sound.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed!

31 thoughts on “New Song – I’m Still Here

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  3. Resa

    Trent, I enjoyed both versions.
    I might like the one with vocals a tad better.
    Your singing is good, and if you don’t like your voice add an effect on it! There’s lots to chose from.
    Although overused, I do like autotune when it is manipulated.
    Good music, and thank you!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Resa :)
      I did try autotune and I had to push to extreme values to make any changes, but it didn’t make it better. I will play around with effects the next time. I’ll also not get in a rush to release and try to get a better performance…

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      1. msjadeli

        I’m sure many readers do know about music so I see why you include the technical info. I’m impressed by that “keyboard device” as it looks like it can make a lot of interesting sounds. You’re welcome :)

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          That “keyboard device” is a modular synthesizer similar to what they used in the 1960s and early 70s. It is great, but a huge, huge amount of work – I’ve done very little with it in the last couple of years.
          I do sometimes worry about getting too synth-nerdy on the blog, but there might be a person or two who want to know, and I try to put it after the music and lyrics :)

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