It’s a progressive rock album called Brighter Skies, and I’d describe it as quite experimental but still melodic and pleasant-sounding, and I’m very happy with how it has turned out!
Here’s a new interview if you want to know more about myself and the album.
I’ve decided to offer both a standard jewel case edition, as well as a signed digipak edition:
|The jewel case is cheaper to press, and will be shipped from either USA or the Netherlands, depending on what region you want it delivered to. Not signed. This is the cheaper option.|
|The digipak will be pressed in a more limited number, and I will ship them out myself after having signed them. I will also include a signed photo, and to the 50 first pre-orderers, a personal drawing! (Tell me what you’d like me to draw along with the order.)|
Those who have pre-ordered will also get the digital download for free on the release date, July 14, 2014.
Oh, and I’ve put together a little sample MP3 that you can have a listen to, although it’s difficult/impossible to pick out bits that summarize the entire album:
Brighter Skies Sample
I’m trying to decide whether I should go with jewel case or digipak for my new album. I personally prefer digipaks, because they seem nicer and more personal. But I also see why many prefer the sturdier and standardized jewel case!
So, which do YOU prefer? See poll on the right!
Just a short update: Louis Abramson from JOLLY (check out his facebook page for regular updates) has now finished recording the drums for my new album, so it’s almost done now! What’s left is for him to mix the tracks, and for me to finalize the lyrics for the final track and record them.
I think it’s turning out really well, and I hope you all will like it too!
Wow, a year has passed already, but it feels like a month or two. Either way, I have to tell you that my projects (new album and a classical medley) will be delayed a few months, because life is life and stuff happens.
I figured I could share a bit of information though, and let you know that I’m totally alive. (I’ve seen some stupid rumors online..)
So, here’s a first draft for the album cover:
The track listing will be as follows:
1. Welcome the Bright Skies (5:45)
2. The Autotelic Self (11:04)
3. Your Life (2:59)
4. This Fragile Existence (5:49)
5. The Tower (8:20)
6. Shining (4:01)
7. Ocean Mind (18:24)
Basically, it’s a progressive rock album, not gonna lie! Plenty of crazy ideas, odd time signatures, heavy contrasts, everything I personally like with music. :)
But it’s not gonna be for everyone. That’s why I’ll also release The Classical Medley around the same time, which will be more in line with what most expect from me! And it’s my most ambitious medley yet, and hopefully the best.
I’d say it’s likely they’ll both be released around.. early March. (Edit: Make that May… New edit: Make that June! Final edit: Wooo, July 14th it is!)
So yeah, please look forward to that, and have some happy holidays!
In case you didn’t know why I haven’t posted anything new in several months now, it’s because I’ve gone back to studying, again! Just the subjects Swedish and English, but it’s enough to keep me busy..
I have finished my parts for the next “big” video though, but I’m waiting for a bunch of animators to finish their parts. I’m having some trouble even getting in touch with them now, so I don’t know how far they’ve come. But I doubt it will be up this month. So, possibly November! I also plan to make something Christmasy this year, but we’ll see.
Finally, that clown video is supposedly finished soon, so I expect an October release. I’ve only contributed with vocals, guitar and some video to that project though, so I’m not too involved with it. Will be interesting to see the final results!
What more could I say.. Well, I’ve added some sheet music and more tabs to my tabs section. There’s actually a nice guy named Erik who has offered to write down sheet music for my songs if anyone is interested, so tell me if you want any specific song!
As a little side project, I’ve recorded vocals for a friend’s song. He’s also about to make a pretty weird music video for it, so now I’ve filmed my part as well.
I’m curious to see the final results! If it turns out well, I might post it on my youtube channel.
What you see above is an example of what my next video will look like! And I know, many will think “nooo, not another animated video, we want to see YOU”. But unlike The Star Song (which is one of my personal favorites), there will also be shots of me playing and singing. So I think I’ll find a good balance this time!
Also, although the story is new, the music will actually be based on something familiar. But I will keep that a secret for now! It’s my most ambitious project though, so I hope it’ll turn out well!