Fawm (http://fawm.org) is an annual event to write an album in a month. The idea is to write 14 songs in 28 days and release an album.
Musically a mixed bag this week.
I decided I didn't want to put any effort into writing music for Sunday's skirmish, entitled "I found my happy place".
I decided I would try and finish the song I started in week one. The one in 5/4 time. So I have spent some time re-working it, so now the verse music is the chorus and the chorus the verse.
As a demo I am happy with it. I just need to write some lyrics for it. I tried yesterday, but my muse wasn't having none of it.
During the week, I met up with Ian, the other half of The Hair Thieves. He had started working on a synthy instrumental for Ep7. Even though we already have a instrumental for the EP.
I had a listen. There was a part of it, which was screaming out CHORUS to me. So we re-arranged and recorded a few bits, until we had a proper song structure.
I have worked out a vocal melody. Added some guitars since. I just need to write some lyrics. Again, I tried yesterday, but my muse wasn't having none of it.
I have however started a new Sineglider instrumental. Called Onionhead.
It still needs a bit of work, possibly a lead guitar, more synths, in the intro / breakdown.
But I'm quite pleased with it so far. A bit more upbeat than my normal songs. Plus I got to use the new bass guitar I bought during the week.
So current state of play.
6 songs Demo'd
1 set of lyrics I probably won't use.
2 songs with music needing some lyrics.
1 week to go, until FAWM finishes.
There is a skirmish, I believe tonight. So I will have a go at that.
At the start of the month, I was never really planning to have fourteen songs at the end of it. I believed I would get at least six and really would be happy if I could get nine songs done.
So with a week to go, I am very close to achieving that.
Then I can concentrate back on which of these new songs will make it on the solo album and crack on and get the first single out sometime before the summer.
I want to get the album released before March 2016. So much more work to be done (as well as Hair Thieves EP7 / EP8 to complete and a Sineglider EP in 2015).