ER BLOG FOLLOWERS!!!!! (Inside joke. Well, half of one. Okay okay, Half of half of one. Who can expect you to laugh at THAT amount of a joke?)
Have we got an update for you today! Today's update is both totally lame and super awesome.
The lame side of things is that I actually have done nothing musically today. Also that my computer is continuing to give me charging issues. However, I am somewhat convinced that it is merely a charger related issue, as moving the cord changes the way the computer acts charging wise, and the inner wire has been exposed on the end for many days. The wire is not significantly frayed to my knowledge, but as moving the cord seems to affect whether the computer charges or not, and I have tried other things like resetting the SMC, one can only assume that it must be the charger cord. The ordeal has been stressing me out because I have so much music and I'm trying to get it all done, and not only do I keep putting it off, but I have more than enough problems with getting around to things without something actually physically hindering me from doing so, on the OFF chance that I DO get around to it on a given day. Plus, I am already somewhat stressed from having so much music I want to get done and it honestly feels very intimidating. Not to mention I continue to create more, and whenever I make an improvement, I always wonder to myself if I should go back and improve my past recording or not. I pray God leads me where He wants.
So here's the awesome part:
I'd Die for You has gotten a review at Stereo Stickman!!!
Hey everybody! You should know, the album is officially out AND available most anywhere!
Find it on YouTube by searching "Emotional Relation Topic"!
I've been working a lot on many, many new songs, and soon enough, I'll have a LOT of new music for you all to hear. I've made revelations on both drum and vocal mixing (and singing), and I've even begun to record some of my old songs that never got a recording beyond my voice recorder!
I've got Chunk! No, Captain Chunk inspired songs (quite a few of those xD), Blink-182 inspired song(s?), Green Day inspired Song(s?), even a White Heart song and a Country+Punk song! :0
I already have enough finished to release two albums, and an album credit to release with on CDBaby! I plan to release everything as one very large album, separated into sub-album groups as I am trying to do this as low cost as possible, and it is unfeasible for me to release in any other way as of now.
Currently I'm stressed with trying to re-extrapolate from recordings a song I spent several hours working on last night. My computer suddenly and unexpectedly blacked out because of a weird glitch involving the power, and though all my guitar recordings were saved, none of the project details were, including a handful of MIDI drum variations and you know, the minor fact about wHAT TAKES GO WHERE AND WHAT TAKES ARE THE ONES I KEPT?!?!
Anyway, it's been... disconcerting, to say the least.
Besides that, I've got many new songs finished, and some of them are on Soundcloud!
Check it out, visit my page at www.soundcloud.com/emotionalrelation !
I've got so many songs to deal with it's not funny. And currently, I'm helping with the music at a Christian weekend called Vida Nueva! So I've had to put things on a bit of a hold for a little bit, as preparing for that has to come first. I even get to lead a couple songs!
The (double) album is officially released! The album is released through CDBaby, and is currently available on their website! Click the handy button below to visit the album page :D I have made it available for only $5.01!
Right now, none of the tracks are appearing for individual download, only "album-only" download. I have no idea why. I'll contact CDBaby again if that doesn't change by itself, soon.
The album will be available (for a much higher, uncontrollable price) on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon!
You will also be able to listen on Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube! :O
It shouldn't be long before you see it at all these places!
Also, E-mail me @ Staaviinsz@yahoo.com for a special unreleased track-- a cover of the Christian song Forever Reign (originally by Jason Ingram & Reuben Morgan) :)
My favorite song off the (double) album is
"You (inspired by Senses Fail)".
It's the next to last track.
Don't forget to give a visit by the forum and talk about anything: www.emotionalrelation.proboards.com
(Link on the ER Forum page)
I hope everyone is doing well!
Hey ya'll! GUESS WHAT? THE ALBUM IS COMING OUT!
I'm super excited. I'll post a link here when it's out!
It's going to be a DOUBLE ALBUM! All the songs have been newly MASTERED for the album release!
Hey! I've just finished a NEW song! I just want to change one thing and then I 'll upload it to the site and to sound cloud! I'll post the sound cloud link here when I'm done :)
The new song is called Fall & Return (You'll See). It's about falling away from what we know is right, then coming back, something we all tend to do sometimes. I look forward to you hearing it! Remember, everyone, feel free to comment here or make posts in the ER room about anything you'd like to talk about, like your own songs that you've found "emotional relation" in! :) I'm still thinking about how to get the ER forum to allow anyone to edit. We shall see what happens :)
I love you all! Hopefully I will get more music done today. If not, there is always tomorrow!
At the moment it's actually very late here, so it's been a while since I've done my music for the day, but earlier today (actually yesterday, since it's after midnight) I made some decent progress. I finished laying down guitars for a new upcoming song clued True Love. The song is going to be a soft song with a really emotional punkish vocal splitting through. I think you guys will really like it. In the process, I also fully laid out the song structure, and I was happy that it comes in at a safe, friendly 3:40 or so. I also added the bass and sequenced the drums, a surprisingly shorter process than one might expect for a song, since most of the song simply has no bass or drums. However, as is usual with these softer, "simple" songs, I spent a lot of time recording multiple guitar takes, to get things just right. It's with these songs that multiple takes are all the more mind-numbing-- keeping the mood and the sincerity of instrumental while attempting to tap into a sort-of "robotic" precision, all the while stopping and repeating the same seemingly simple part that you can't seem to get right. Ah, the music production woes. Little too much 5k? Agree.
I've got two more songs, a new song in my familiar style (Fall & Return (You'll See)), and another that I'm trying to make into a country rock track (Chasing After You)… And all only need vocals! :O We'll see what happens ;)
Today is the day I've created this site. We shall see where it goes from here. God bless it! :) I've got so many instrumental tracks sitting around on my hard drive, and I'm hoping I can link my sound cloud to the site. Also, I've got three upcoming tracks which only have vocals remaining! :D I am so excited! I hope that someday this could be an actual band, and not just me. I am in prayer about the direction God wants for my life. May God bless all our futures! Best. - Stephen.