I’ve been working this past week on some new songs. The one that I have put the most work into so far is “Get Drunk Tonight!” I want it to be a party record that makes you long to partake in the events. I’ve been lucky enough to have the help of my friend Kaitlin McNeil on the background vocals for the song too. Although, I confess that I will not be releasing it anytime soon. I feel like the song needs a few more voices mixed in to give it that true party feel. It’s not much of a party with just two people. LOL So I am holding onto it until I’ve had a few more faces in the studio willing to add a few vocals.
I’ve also started to rewrite and record a demo from a few years ago called “Walk It Off”. Walk it Off is a gay club record if there ever was one. I sing about a stunning man who catches my eye and gets the better of my thoughts in a club – causing the always embarrassing public hard-on. A hip-hop/rnb vibed beat produced by THX gives this song instant street cred. It’s my hope that I am able to execute a good vocal track to go with the song. I’m not sure if this one will be something that I can officially release as a “Tyler Adam” single.. but perhaps when it’s done.. THX will have an artist better suited to use the song. I’d be content with a songwriting credit. It could easily be sung by an Usher or Chris Brown type… if the subject mater was changed from a sexy man to a sexy woman. Fingers Crossed*
Last night I started work on a new song called “Dynamite”… The song will eventually be released alongside “Get Drunk Tonight”. Dynamite is a song about a character that I often assume when writing songs. The character is that of a time traveler who is sent through the ages with important quests to save the “people”… In Dynamite the character finds himself in an unknown year. The song is about the internal battle the character goes through in trying to be a “strong man” in the face of new unknown challenges. The character is also a lover… who’s love remains behind in the time he comes from. The song is about his ability to work effectively as a time traveler despite his longing to be with the one he loves. He sings about the one left behind and how their love is like Dynamite that blows him into millions of pieces. It’s his task to pull all the pieces back together in order to function effectively in the face of his current task. He must save the people.
It was my goal this year to focus on recording each song I take on to the best of my abilities. In order to have that kind of focus I decided not to release any mixtapes/cd’s etc.. but rather just single songs at a time… BUT.. “Get Drunk Tonight!” and “Dynamite” will be saved until I have finished recording to a number of instrumentals by the same producer. It is my wish to release all of the songs recorded with this particular producer together as a mixtape currently being called “Dancefloor Killa” (Against my original plans for the year)
What this means is that I may decide to honor my original plan of releasing only singles this year and I may end up holding onto the songs “Get Drunk Tonight!” and “Dynamite” until 2012 for release with “Dancefloor Killa” Both songs are of a pop/electronic vibe as will be the rest of the tracks to feature on this mixtape. There is always the possibility that I may finish writing and recording the rest of the songs to feature before year end… in which case I would release the mixtape in ’11.
While that is all the news for right now on recordings.. Hope everyone is having a great day XOXOX