These are new pieces of songs that I am working on. Updated every Monday!
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“Service (Fancy New Demo)” - This features a spoken word piece by a friend/City Year alum. I don’t have much experience with adding music to spoken word, so if you have any feedback I’d love to hear it.
“I Don’t Know (Fancy New Demo 2)” - This song was originally called “Don’t Keep Me Waitin’”. Its verses are from a poem written by a City Year alum; I wrote the choruses.
“Dancing In The Dark (Fancy New Demo)” - This song will have more lyrics that reference (read: steal from) Springsteen.
(The song got corrupted when transferring it, so I have a super slow version. Maybe that will surface someday.)
“Birthday (Fancy New Demo)” - an instrumental track. I have some lyrics for this but in the interest of time (FAWM ends for me in an hour) I just wanted to get it up online.
“Doin’ Fine (Fancy New Demo)” - this is a very rough recording of a song that I recorded with a fellow CY alum. We’re going to get together again soon and record a final version. Until then, enjoy this - the first song I’ve ever recorded with horns.
“You And Me” is my ode to Seabrook, NH, where I served for a year in its middle school, and the team I served with. This song will have tin whistle in it, and maybe some accordion. Until then, here’s the bare bones version.
“If You Can Drive” is my 2013 “Chapter 17: Westward Expansion,” a song I wrote for FAWM last year. I really enjoy playing this song and know that it will be a part of most of my set lists going forward.
“Four Square” - this song was originally called “Power Play,” as it was written as part of a FAWM song skirmish. These hour-long challenges give participants an hour to write, record and upload a song written in response to a title. I fleshed this song out and with the help of James and Jill, my two best friends, I edited the lyrics and came up with this.