Matt 16

@mjayp

Norwich UK   Feb 6


Artist Bio

Influences:   I’m an indie kid at heart. Lately I’ve been really getting into 50s/60s Bubblegum Pop, and Motown. Also 80s synth Pop. I’m a big fan of classic Pop music, in general. I’m all about catchy hooks and infectious melodies.

It’s 3am on the last night of the challenge, and I’ve been scrambling to finish my last few songs. I’m not one for uploading anything minimal. At the very least, I like to add drums, bass, and a lead melody. This approach appears to be my downfall!

I have got 5 more songs ready to go, but just need to record my vocals (not easily done at 3am!) This takes me to a final total of 16 songs.

I have written a hell of a lot this month though, I even have another 14 pieces which I just couldn’t quite finish (one even came to me during a dream, and I had to record the basics on my phone in a sleepy state!)

So really, I’ve got 30 songs out of this experience. Not bad for a month’s work. I’m not sure I want to do it next year. I may think differently then, but for now, I’m sick of FAWM (no offence 😉).

Thanks for all the comments. I can finally get round to listening to more of the communities work (oh wait, I still have 5 songs to upload 😫)

Songs (16)

#1 This Is a Love Song 9
Feb 6
#2 Lemonade 5
Feb 6
#3 London Town 6
Feb 6
#4 Wishing on a Well 5
Feb 7
#5 The Conversation 5
Feb 7
#6 Ella 11
Feb 8
#7 A Taster 2
Feb 13
#8 Ode to Youth 3
Feb 19
#9 London’s Burning 1
Feb 20
#10 You’re Not A Little Boy Forever 1
Feb 21
#11 On the Streets 3
Feb 21
#12 The Bookshelf ZONG
Mar 1
#13 She Hates Me ZONG
Mar 1
#14 Ordinary Lives ZONG
Mar 1
#15 Hangover ZONG
Mar 1
#16 A Stone Cold Killer ZONG
Mar 1

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  • @thelowestbitter  Feb 21

    I actually record onto Audacity on my computer because it's a PC so that might make a difference. I often do synth-y stuff on Garageband on my iPhone, then go through the laborious, incredibly user-unfriendly process of exporting each individual track from Garageband, and then do my vocals/guitars/mixing in Audacity. It's annoying but its the method I'm used to by now

  • @thelowestbitter  Feb 21

    Hey! For vocals I'm using a really cheap USB mic I bought online. This one - https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/400816949831...

    It's weird, I used a SHURE SM58 for years, through an amp and into my laptop's mic port, and then got a new laptop with a combined headphone/mic port which (you guessed it) didn't actually work as a mic port, So I bought the USB mic in a panic before last FAWM and like it a lot. Not terrible for recording acoustic either if you can position it right

  • @thelowestbitter  Feb 20

    HA! Bit freaked out you picked out those two artists out of influences tbh... as I'm currently drinking from my Bieber mug and wearing a JoFo sweater

  • @wacha  Feb 13

    Thank you very much for your kind words on "Start Again". I have a tendency to over complicate my songs, a habit FAWM has really helped me break away from.

    I wanted an image that conveyed hope, glad that worked too.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 8

    Thanks so much for your gorgeous and profound comment!

  • @colgoo  Feb 8

    Thank you for the feedback on "Never Say Good-bye." I will try out your suggestion sometime and see how it works. Thanks for listening!

  • @engebretsen  Feb 8

    Thx again for even more comments on my songs. ! Interesting about Yamouka !

  • @engebretsen  Feb 7

    Thx a lot for comments on Hangsacpe. I never heard of Akira Yamouka, so I looking forward to check him out. Thx for telling about him.

  • @nuj4x Feb 7

    Wouldn't bad an eyelid if someone told you my track was off of a Lady Gaga album? Wow! That's the highest of high praise! She's such an inspiration to me, you have no idea!

    I'm like, a Lady Gaga super fan and stuff lol

  • @engebretsen  Feb 7

    Thx a lot for comments on "Simple Choice" Much appreciated. I think I will got more of this type of songs during fawm.