Here's two live streams I made on Twitch while recording for a cover of Stay by Zedd and Alessia Cara that I'm working on.
I am devastated to hear about Chester Bennington's passing. To say that Linkin Park has been a big influence for me is a huge understatement. From my YouTube beginnings with Linkin Park mashups, to my original music which has obvious LP influence, and the tone of my cover songs, you could tell how much of that inspiration came from the band. They were the first real band I saw live in concert. I've met a lot of people online through their community. The other day I even told one of those friends who met her husband through the community that maybe one day she would be bringing their child to see them in concert when she's old enough. I still listen to them on repeat sometimes. And I still buy their albums. They have been what's got me through really, really bad days and have not just influenced my music, but my life. I will miss him.
This was kind of put together at the last minute, but I have a new EP out now! For the past few years, there's original songs I've been working on and making demos for. While I wasn't able to find everything I had been working on at a lossless quality since the big data loss from my primary and backup drive a while back, I was able to obtain a few things after searching through my recovered and cloud files yesterday with spare time I had and decided rather than "remaster" or remake them in anyway, to just release them.
This idea to do this actually came to me after two separate people have reached out to me on YouTube regarding original music I had but never truly released. It feels strange to me that people are asking to use original demos for short videos or covers, but I wanted to have an official release to source the material to now that it's become a reality. This is a collection of a few songs I have teased or shown off in some way, primarily on YouTube, but never made an official release for aside from "Snowfall", which I decided to re-release with this EP.
I didn't want this to be a Patreon release because it didn't feel right. I didn't go through my usual production process like I do with my covers, they aren't technically "final" since they're just demos, and I didn't plan a proper release or music video for them. They've just been existing for me to reference and then eventually get to working on sometime later when I have time. So instead, I just put everything together quickly and pulled the trigger to put them out at once.
It's available now on Bandcamp and will soon be on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, and Deezer. The version on Bandcamp is available for free if you want it, or you can set your own price. It also has a 5th bonus acoustic track that won't be on the other services. All these songs will get a final treatment at some point in the future.