#245 CRASH TEST MERMAID (RIZZA CABRERA / THE LITTLE MERMAID COVER). So I tried to cover a song by Rizza Cabrera (also known as one of “my” interns, haha), and I ran out of breath sometime during my third or fourth take. THESE KIDS! I can’t keep up with them and their music.
I also added something from The Little Mermaid just because I could—and just because I’ve had that idea in my head for months now and finally it’s out in the open and I free from obsessing about it, finally. Hahaha!
#244 LUTANG (CELLAR DOORS VERSION DEMO) (THE CELLAR DOORS). this song is a joy to perform live, and i love how any person i perform it with just gets into the groove instinctively. this is another one shot demo recorded via my ancient nokia, and already i love it more than my solo demo. those little chord changes our drummer suggested make all the difference!
we did this during band practice, sans bassist and without a mic for our main vocalist (i’m usually a backup vocalist! heehee.)—not bad, right? that outro is the bomb; wish i’d thought of that ending progression myself. :3
#242 LOVE LIKE (STRATOSFEAR FEAT. A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA). i’ve been waiting for forever to be able to share this song with everyone, and now it’s finally out! <3
A Problem Like Marias Lwaxana waxes philosophical on age and the reminiscence that comes along with it, Gods bright teeth and all.
It’s less than two weeks to July 11, and we can’t wait to share this EP with you all! BONSAI is a solo EP, yes, but a lot of love and hard work by a lot of people went into this release—from the producers to the guest artists, to the (best) mastering engineer (in the world).
Aside from those people, I’ve also asked several artists for visual interpretations of my songs—digital copies of those pieces/wallpapers will be included in the EP DL, too! The image above is the first of these that popped up in my inbox. It’s a fantastic piece by Tristan Yuvienco, interpreting the song “Bypass”—which is me over a Flawed Logic beat and with a guest guitarist.
I’M SO EXCITED AND I JUST CAN’T HIDE IT, OKAY.
My EP, BONSAI, comes out this July 11! :) But for now, I’m happy to share with you guys my first single from the release:
You can stream/DL/share/w/e Lwaxana (feat. Rabbit Hole Revelations) on Amplify.ph.
It looks like my dog has taken over my life, I know, but sometimes I sneak in some recording time. Felipe Protski Martins sent me cover art for my EP the other day, too… so I guess it’s really happening now.
Coming to you this July. <3 Still thinking if I should even bother releasing a preview track. We’ll see!
So yesterday my brother Six came over and we started writing the first of two songs we’re working on for my upcoming EP. This is a screenshot of his lyrics sheet (which he posted on Instagram)—we’re doing a call and answer (he calls it “throwbacks”) type of deal in this one. I can only imagine how much we’ll have to practice this to do it seamlessly live. Our cadences are so different!