Garrett Lajoie 12


Hamilton Canada   Jan 2016  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Allen Stone, Hozier, Ben Howard, Bon Jovi, Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars, Josh Ramsay, Boston, Halsey, Ed Sheeran, Marcus Mumford

Young guy who loves all kinds of music currently studying guitar at Mohawk College.

FAWM #3! I'm stoked to be back this year. I've succeeded in writing 14 songs the past 2 years and I hope to do the same this year. I'd like to be commenting and forum-ing more diligently this time around.

I'll be doing more one-take demos this year to force myself to focus less on the production and more on the song!


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  • @jwhanberry  Mar 18

    Thanks for listening to "Take The Bait" again. Glad you liked it.

  • @jwhanberry  Mar 13

    A month ago you commented on an odd meter skirmish tune I did called "Take The Bait". It was a mess. I've cleaned it up and thought you might want to hear the new version.

  • @fourtracktape Mar 12

    It's a fun challenge for sure... We had tapes going all over the world this year - Japan to UK to US; quite a few crossing the Atlantic. Lots within the US. 19 total songs... If you have a 4-track, check in next year! šŸ˜€

  • @audrey  Mar 6

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on "Rocky Shores". I appreciate it.

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 25

    Thank you for your kind feedback on I Know Nothing!! šŸ˜€

  • @mmmmarcus  Feb 22

    Thank you very much for the comment on "Make Peace With Me Darling"! Glad you liked the track, was a fun collab to do, @benjo is great with lyrics. Got such a vibe so the track came together real quick.

  • @wacha  Feb 21

    Thank you for your kind words on "Waking Up Alone". I actually write most of my songs fairly quickly, most of the stuff I do for FAWM is written on about 40 minutes of my hour lunch break. Getting the recording done was a challenge, I had a lot of problems getting the guitar recorded.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 19

    Thank you for the kind comment on Behind silent doors.

  • @coffeeinthesink  Feb 19

    Oh, you asked about the microphone - I recently bought a Vanguard V13 which I use on just about everything. It's a great mic.

  • @coffeeinthesink  Feb 19

    Thanks for the comment on Fit to be Tied. Not a whole lot of vocal processing but I've been using the default plate recerb in Cubase which lends toward crispier highs it seems. I'll be taking a listen to you work soon!

  • @kevinmason  Feb 19

    Thanks for your comment! I haven't really done much in way of actually rapping, but I have taken a lot of stylistic inspiration from rap music. I've often thought to write a rap song, but I always end up wanting to sing the words. Maybe someday soon? Freestyling sounds intimidating but could be a fun thing to try my hand at! Thanks!

  • @scubed  Feb 19

    Thanks for your kind comment on "Better Angels"!

  • @mikeskliar  Feb 14

    thanks for listening to 'cheerless celebration' -which ,since you asked, is in open G minor tuning (DGDGA#D) ...I think blues musician Son House used to use this tuning at times, btw. try it and have fun!

  • @aneil Feb 13

    Thx for comments on hold me.. Yip the melody has been eluding me a few days eventually I just had to give it a go now i'll remember the right notes and amend the other slidy ones

  • @apertome  Feb 13

    Hey, thanks for checking out part of my movie score -- there's some info about the movie here, it's kind of a noir, a bit Tarantino-esque, yet modern feeling at the same time.

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 11

    Thanks for your comments on "Take The Bait". Right on the money. I need to rework the groove to support the vocal so it's not awkward to sing. Maybe adjusting syllables as you suggest. I've written a lot in 7 and I'm very comfortable there but it's all been instrumental.

    Good to see that you're a serious student. I remember my student days, magical times. Enjoy it.

  • @slawbleu  Feb 11

    Thank you so much for listening and for the feedback!

  • @devin  Feb 8

    Nice to meet you!

    Iā€™m just on top of the hill here, on the 403 just West of the Linc!

  • @billgcaldwell  Feb 6

    Thanks for the kind words for my don't just walk away song. It was fun to write. I miss talks with both my Dad (deceased) and my Son (Lives far away).

  • @pambowen1 Feb 5

    thanks for your encouraging comment on "Sit Around". Appreciate the time you gave.

  • @aprilm  Feb 5

    Thanks for listening to Next Time. @kahlo2013 is an awesome lyricist and I love putting her words to music! The acoustic and the shaker plus a voice = magic (and quick demos lol)

  • @feeslip58  Feb 5

    Thank you for listening and the nice complement. As soon as I can remember my Gmail password I'll listen to your song. your Soundcloud stuff sounds great.Good luck to you.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 5

    Thanks for the nice comment. I always do full production, as I don't write lyrics. So, that's nice to hear feedback about that. Cheers!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2018

    I'm glad you are back!

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 2018

    Best of luck during FAWM 2018!