The first part of this blog post series "The Art Of Balance: Welcome To My World" I introduced behind the scenes for photoshoots. For today I am giving you a look into how my music is made and how everything comes together, along with my philosophy on my vision for it. I know I received mixed reviews on how I sound, sing or if I even have musical talent. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. I don't agree with it because they don't know my background and I don't need their approval to live my life. They have to put me down because it's to protect their ego. Be sure to check out my new single link is at the bottom of the post.
It's rather simple, my sound can be stated as trashy dance pop music you love or hate. Written to empower others with confidence and about being a man's worst nightmare-Paul Travis
Making The Demo:
Demos, in my opinion, are a very important part of creating the portrait of any song. There is a lot that goes into it, especially from the artist(s) who is singing and writing the music. For me I write my lyrics and my producers who I collaborate with send me a variety of beats based on the direction of sound I want. As I gave my timeline for photoshoots I ended at 9:30 am-we are going to pick up from there and how I would go about working on a new song.
10:00 am: Checking my emails I download what was sent. I usually receive about 7 rough sounds. I pick the one that speaks to me. I know it's the best by the way my insides feel. I trust my intuition. It takes about an hour of listing before I pick the final. I give my input and while they work on making improvements I start conducting my message.
11:00 am: I sit and allow my idea to come onto paper. I treat my music different from my poetry. I will get into how my poetry and other writings come about in a different post. Even though lyrics are based from a poem the way you present it can be different. Music for me when writing is less poetic but more sassy, fierce and empowering; some of my poems can be as well but that is part of my package deal as a person. (LOL) This process can't have a time limit because it will come as it does and what I usually have written changes when I hit the studio.
Recording The Music:
My producers always give me the entire night when I am coming into work on our music project. This was the reason it took me so long to find people to work with musically. I didn't just want to enter any studio and feel rushed. In another way of saying this I wasn't looking to do it for the fact of saying I did. There is a lot of trial and error. I always record during the night because you are given the amount of time needed to craft up a song.
11:00 pm: We start with warm ups. I get shown the new edited track and we play around until we all feel it's perfect before entering the recording booth. During this time the process goes by so fast and then we realize it's 7 am. By then we have recorded the vocals, have solid lyrics and a polished beat that all fits together.
My Philosophy On Music:
It's rather simple, my sound can be stated as trashy dance pop music you love or hate. Written to empower others with confidence and about being a man's worst nightmare. My sound isn't for everyone, but that's the reason why I do it. When I feel it is time to evolve I will. I really enjoy creating a song I know my fans will love. I know not everyone will take me serious as a singer, but I'm a performer and I was born to put on a good show. I'm having the time of my life creating music and I'm here to stay.
Next post in this series I will give you an exclusive look into how I plan my days when it's for writing my books and other forms of writing. Hope you enjoyed and if you haven't had the chance be sure to check out my new single, Good For The Ego. I proudly have to say on the day it was released before 2am the popularity bar was filled and iTunes gave my song a star next to it. The way my fans support me is a blessing I'll always cherish no matter what. I really love you guys.
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