Not actually new, as I recorded it a couple of years ago. But this one has actually never been floating on the internet, like other songs of mine have been.
This particular song evokes feelings of both accomplishment and failure. I’ll explain: for those of you who are musicians, and have worked with midi, you know what it’s like to work with a sequencer, and program backing tracks on a computer with some sort of midi controller (usually a keyboard). There are many ways to do it. You can put the software on “record”, and play the track as you want to hear it or you can go “step by step”, taking passes, recording each part in different runs.
Or you can do as I did, with NO midi controller, CLICKING your way through each note in a track, and playing it multiple times until it does what you want it to do. This track was ALL done like that, drums and keyboards. The only instruments I actually played were guitar and bass. It was just arranged like that, through mouse-click. I hope everyone who listens to this track can appreciate the hard work that went into it.
As I said, I feel a great sense of accomplishment in the fact that I managed to finish it using that “procedure”, and it still turned out great.
The failure is in the fact that I never could come up with vocals for it. I tried a bunch of stuff, different lyrics, different melodies, ba da bas, pa pa pas, everything, but nothing added to it. I decided to make it an instrumental, and I think it works great that way, but I believe sometimes it takes another musician to appreciate that, and I’d go as far as make a bet that many people reading this will actually go away WITHOUT listening to the track because I just made the mistake to say it’s an instrumental.
So, everyone, please DO listen to it (you’ll see I’m using a lot of UPPER case in this post to get my point accross) . For those who are not Postal Blue fans, you can go ahead, and listen because it sounds nothing like PB. It’s actually a snappy new wave synth-driven tune. For those who are Postal Blue fans, you can indulge me (I’m your pop icon, remember that), and give it a try. Let me know what you think of it, and don’t mind the very loud keyboard part in the ending. I still haven’t come around to fixing the mix, but I will before and if I decide to release this one.
Without further ado, I give you: