So that was a great show the other night! Some of the performances were truly stellar. Sam Smith cleaned up and so did Beck. Here are some of my fav highlights of the night!
I saw this pin on Pinterest and thought it was awesome. It makes me feel better when I’m procrastinating on a creative work. Of course, Mozart was very prolific, so he wrote all the time. He wasn’t lazy about his composing. But it also underscores the importance of not over-thinking when composing or writing lyrics. It should be emotional, not analytical. Feel it, don’t think it! It’s a good reminder for me.
Time for a new track! “Dichotomy” is indie pop. I really enjoyed writing this one-didn’t have a direction in mind when I started. Just did what I felt like doing with the track! Which is unusual for me. It’s available for licensing-either with vocals or without. And of course, if you’re an artist looking for material for your demo or album, and this interests you, email me! daphne (at) songbeat (dot) net. Hear it here…
Opening scene….a tableau in which Taylor Swift proceeds to poison the man at the table. L.O.L. She played crazy really well. Maybe TOO well. Haha. But I like the song and she did it well. Hit the notes! She’s come a long way in her ability to perform. “I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith was very groove worthy. Like that track. The addition of the rap was cool. I thought Ariana Grande’s reprisal of “Problem” in a jazz context was interesting. Unique. My husband didn’t agree. Selena Gomez performance of “The Heart Wants What it Wants” was… Read more »
Hi all! Just finished this new dance song. It’s in the style of David Guetta, Tiesto, and Calvin Harris. Female vocals are featured. The song is available for artists to use on demos or albums, and if you need the instrumental track, it’s available. Take a listen! Read more…
New Orleans! Practically synonymous with music. Of all kinds. Jazz, dixie, cajun, zydeco, reggae…probably everything else too. I’ve wanted to visit this musical city for quite some time. And it looks like that time is coming soon! Hopefully this winter. So I thought what better time than now to start some research on where to go. Apparently, Frenchmen St is the place to go for live music. It sounds like this street near the French quarter is littered with clubs with affordable drinks and good music of all varieties every night of the week. It sounds understated- not flashy looks… Read more »
Last weekend I went to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra at its summer home in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Tanglewood. Love it out there!
Summer isn’t over yet but it’s getting close (*sniff*) so I thought it would be fun to do a top 10 list of my favorite summer songs 2014. You may have different favorites but these are mine. 1. Problem – Ariana Grande. Love this one. Have it, sing it, always crank it up! 2. Dangerous – Big Data. Alternative and cool. Prominent bass. Love to sing with it. 3. Classic – MKTO. The whole mood of the song sums summer up. 4. Rude- Magic! Fun and lighthearted it’s the perfect beaching song with the reggae influence. 5. Me and My… Read more »
Hi everyone! I just finished a new track- “Beautiful Tonight.” It’s about a girl getting ready to go out and she wants to be “Beautiful tonight.” It’s fun pop dance uptempo: 4 on the floor, guitars, synths, sound fx and of course, fabulous vocals by the excellent vocalist Taryn Murphy.
Funny how different music recording is now from when I started. My journey with actual recording started as a teenager when I won a contest for songwriting. The prize was 2 songs arranged and produced in a big studio. It was an exciting experience, and it helped me realize how I could fully actualize my songs. Until then I didn’t really know what to do with the songs I was writing. That’s when I discovered the 4-track recorder. And here it is: Yep, I know. I’ve never been able to bring myself to get rid of it. I’m a bit… Read more »