14! 14! 14!
After 12 years of trying I have finally succeeded in writing 14 brand new songs for February Album Writing Month!
Here’s the makeshift cover I made yesterday for the album of FAWM demos. Just put it up for my bandcamp subscribers. Might share it with the rest of the world next week. It’s the audio from the videos I’ve shared recently, but in handy streamable/downloadable form.
I really enjoyed February Album Writing Month this year. I think what clicked was the combination of:
-A permanent recording space in the form of The Nightmare Shed so I could get in and start making music every weekend without having to set anything up.
-The songwriting practice I put in over the Christmas period (these 14 songs are only about half those I wrote over the whole winter).
-Making a video for every song. Because I was singing and playing one guitar part live for every video, I couldn’t go back and perfect every line. So each song had to be finished pretty quickly.
Will I do a finished recording for every single one of the 14 songs? No, probably not. But I think the vast majority will end up as the finished article over the next few months.
In you want, you can hear all the songs over on youtube. Here’s the playlist: