I had the pleasure of speaking to the creator of The Unsigned Music Podcast - Chris Jackson. After talking details about getting on the show, we got a little bit into talking about his motivation behind starting his podcast and it was apparent he really loves music and wants to help spring-load fellow musicians into the lives of people around the world.
It was really encouraging to see the amount of time and effort he's put into getting the podcast up and finding some really amazing music to feature - starting right at episode one.
Chris really has an ear for music that doesn't sound the same as radio pop but has all the great hooks and professionalism you might find in a big label. He takes very little personal credit on the show itself, keeping it simply about the music with only a little bit of speech in and around playing the tracks. Each episode features 2-3 songs from an band or songwriter so that listeners can get a feel, but not feel locked into a full playlist of songs to discover new music.
Chris said some really enlightening things about the songs that we had sent him and it was really great that he added us to the show on Episode 7. Even though you may know us, check out the other songs he's curated from the other 6 acts and make sure to leave him a review if you're listening on iTunes! Or even a comment on his website. As creators, we love hearing back from the people who enjoy what we're doing. You never know, one day we could end up playing Minecraft online together.
Stay Creative my friends!
This song was written for you. Why you? Because you deserve to know you aren't alone. Your diary may not talk back, but this song will: you are not the only one writing in your diary at 3am. You are not the only one who has strong resolve when alone that starts to shake in company. You are not weak, you are not less: you are strong, you are resilient.
Everyone has secrets. Don't let them destroy you.
Sometimes the only way to see ourselves through a difficult time is to experience it with a positive result. If you need to purge the bad, the doubt, the fear, the anger - write it out. Write and write and write until you can't write any longer. Then write again.
Let the ending get better by a pinch, a leap, a degree each time that your pen hits that paper, your fingers glide over the keys. Do this until you can't help but start to write out the happy ending because you deserve NOTHING LESS.
Celebrate yourself. Liberate yourself. You deserve it.
Lyric Video officially launches on Tuesday February 28th 2017 @ 1pm PST.
We'll be posting new Dear Diary teasers, recording trivia and song Q+A's on our instagram @GUPMUSIC until the launch date!
The first teaser up on our YT channel - watch below! (Don't forget to like and subscribe! <3)
I have a pretty bad habit in my car - never changing the CD in my CD player.
It's not for lack of WANTING but more lack of having - since the death of most CD-centric stores in Vancouver, I am limited to a once monthly trip to the tiny little HMV's surviving off of pulp culture decor. But now, sadly, even that is only a week or two from a very permanent death.
Now I know what you are saying - BUT MEL APPLE MUSIC/ SPOTIFY / SOUNDCLOUD... And yes I have some form of all of those BUT I still love the idea of a CD (and the sound of a .WAV file). So much love goes into that creation; from the art, to the packaging to the music itself, it all tells a story. I feel as though most artists put days of thought into the cohesion of album songs and how they transition and work with one another and I want to take the time to hear it as it was intended.
So here I am, annoying friends with hearing the same album repeat over a month each time they accompany me on some sort of car journey. Oh well, I'm driving them ;D
These are my top 5 car albums from my last year traveling around in my little Kia Soul. They're in no particular order but I quite enjoy the overarcing story and use of same-words throughout the songs and similar themes. .
1. Halsey - Badlands
2. Issues - (self-titled) Issues
3. Shinedown - Threat to Survival
4. Set It Off -Cinematics
5. Hootie and the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
What happens when you don't find an acoustic-sounding drum noise in your loop library at 2am?
You pick up a plastic coat hanger and start using it as a drum stick on a Cajun - that's what. With enough compression and a big bass boost EQ - it actually sounds pretty good.
I tried to get the tambourine in there but I listened back and it seems that I've gotta add it in later - it's too clicky in the recording with the EQ I have now.
And here I almost forgot to mention what I'm recording... it's a cover of this song right here.... Take Me to Church.
I'm Melody Dante - the main vocalist for Grace Under Pressure