I wrote an original, called “Heartbreaker.” This is a power pop /pop punk. Writing a song is hard for me because I’m not proficient at a lot of instruments, because I write on the bass. I asked a friend, Zach, if he’d help me. I had a lot of trouble with my gear and getting a signal. He recorded guitar like a champ.
We used GarageBand. I prefer using something I feel comfortable playing around due to time limitations. Time limitations are a big obstacle to this project. Over the course of the past few weeks, I have been mostly structuring out the beat, getting the timing sequenced, and figuring out how to optimize sound. This is an exciting project. It is a personal project.
What I have learned is that projects take planning, and execution, and planning again, and more execution. Some times you have an idea of what you want, but to execute the plan takes time or requires skills that I might not have. For instance, I realized at a certain point that I don’t lack the understanding, but I need time and patience. I also think failure is a good lesson. I failed to execute an aspect of the project therefore I have to delete my mistake and go back and fix it.
Heartbreaker is kinda an ode to all the pretty boys out there that need and crave the attention of girls, and the wariness that comes with dealing with them. These are the boys…and sometimes men that will flirt mercilessly. *Sigh* sometimes you can call them danger boys.
This project is an experiment of sorts to find out what it takes to promote yourself as a musician. You create something; you want it to get heard. I want to see if it gets heard or played. Do people really engage with free music or do they just ignore it like the rest of the self-promotion out there. Do my friends and family even care? I don’t know…but hopefully I can learn something useful in the process.