Elliott Lawrence 14

@elliottlawrence

Seattle US   Oct 2014


Artist Bio

Influences:   Madonna, Lana Del Rey, Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Tove Lo, Linkin Park, Radiohead, Phantogram, Nils Frahm, Liz Story, and pretty much anything dark and sad

I'm a software engineer who plays piano in my free time (i.e. when I should be sleeping).

This will be FAWM #5 for me. 😁

I've written 6 albums so far, which you can listen to at the links below:
1. Places in the Grove (2014)
2. Next Time For Sure (FAWM 2015)
3. Paw (2015)
4. I Just Want to Graduate (FAWM 2016)
5. Weights (FAWM 2017)
6. Resolutions (FAWM 2018)

Bandcamp: https://elliottlawrence.bandcamp.com/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/elliottneversl...

I usually try to leave a comment for everyone who takes the time to listen to my music, but if I don't get around to it for some reason, thank you so much for stopping by!

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  • @tamsnumber4  1 week

    Thanks for commenting on my collab song "Hope Beyond Hope", I appreciate the listen!!

  • @crisp1  3 weeks

    Thanks for the comment. I've really enjoyed your music and would love to collaborate with you at some point. I do 50/90 in addition to FAWM.

  • @tiller2  3 weeks

    Hey, thanks for listening to "Stratosfear" and for your kind comments. I appreciate the instrumental composers getting some FAWM love.

  • @psyt 3 weeks

    I finished it and uploaded to youtube, it's up on our song's page now. (:
    You might agree with me that the autotuning is too much, and if so I'll be happy to export it again with the natural vocals, but if you like it better with the processed vocals, we can keep to that as the final version. Let me know. (:

  • @psyt 3 weeks

    Thanks, I'm glad you like it. (:
    I could throw a little auto-tune type thing on your vocals, but I wouldn't want to affect the entire take. Are there any specific spots you could point to that irk you the most?

  • @psyt 3 weeks

    This is what I've got at present. Happy with the mix and the drums for the most part, but I don't know if I should keep working to add more 303's in the latter half of the song, or keep it the strange hazy way it currently is. What do you think?
    https://instaud.io/3mBq

  • @haim  3 weeks

    Come on man, one more!!!

  • @teapot 3 weeks

    Thank you sooo much for your kind comments this year. Made me smile 😀 I will comment on your songs very soon. I hope you had an amazing Fawm x

  • @psyt 3 weeks

    Progress so far: I added some great drums, slowed it down for the groove factor, and am giving it an intense bath of otherworldly reverberations. This is all good.
    I tried adding some 303 melodies, but have yet to come up with one I'm 100% satisfied with for this song. Not good yet.

  • @psyt 3 weeks

    Got it, thanks! Good stuff. I've got about 4 hours before I leave for my gig. Let's see if I finish it by then. (if not, I'll get back to it after the gig. Fortunately FAWM doesn't close at my midnight, but at the international date line's midnight.) (:

  • @psyt 3 weeks

    I was able to download the piano part easily enough (listening to it now, lovely, rich, and bassy), but apparently I don't have permission to download the vocal file. 😝
    Similarly, I wasn't able to check out the file of the piano+vocal.

  • @caterwauler  3 weeks

    Thank you for your lovely comments as well. 😀
    You're almost there, keep it up!

  • @psyt 3 weeks

    Thanks for the update Elliott, and many thanks for all the comments you've been writing on my songs. It seems there's so few to go around this late in the month.
    Glad to hear you have an idea you like, and I guess I can rest for a little bit till I get it. It's been such a hectic month, I also have a live performance tomorrow night, and then next month I promised myself 10 more songs (and same for every month until July) Really chasing after those Muses with all I've got this year. (:

  • @misterd 3 weeks

    Thank you so much Elliot for being so supportive of me and my songs . You commented and listened to
    Many and I want to say ‘Thankyou ‘! I really appreciate !

  • @psyt 3 weeks

    Yeah, separate files for the vocals and piano would be best, but you don't have to limit yourself to snippets on the piano.

  • @psyt 4 weeks

    And I do have an idea for the verse melody, but not for the refrain melody. I recorded a quick lousy take straight to my phone:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aBCL...
    Feel free to ignore it completely if you have another idea. 😝

  • @psyt 4 weeks

    Like a guitar without a string,
    I cannot play you anything.
    Like a mind without its host,
    I can hope to dream at most.

    When I'm left without my world,
    Demonstrandum, erat, quod.

    Like a flute without its air,
    Like a piano without its player,
    Like a drum without a rhythm,
    There's a tear, a giant schism.

    When I'm left without my world,
    Demonstrandum, erat, quod.

    Like a string without vibration,
    An opening without narration,
    Like a synth without a wave,
    Something feels so depraved.

    When I'm left without my world,
    Demonstrandum, erat, quod.

    My muse and I are left without our tool,
    Vacuus, inanis, a flame without its fuel.
    When I'm left without my world,
    Demonstrandum, erat, quod.

  • @psyt 4 weeks

    Something with vocals too. I can write the lyrics, or you can write them. You perform them as you like (though I'd love it to have harmony vocals too), with or without piano as you like, and I'll compose it into something in my style. Key is up to you, but I don't want to work outside a 4/4 time signature. (:

  • @psyt 4 weeks

    Say Elliott, would you like to do a collaboration for one of our final songs this month? (:

  • @haim  4 weeks

    Thanks man, working on my cold with extra honey and lots of tea.

  • @ayehahmur  4 weeks

    Same to you, man. One week to go, how hard can it be?!

  • @sbs2018 4 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on “If I Could Turn Back Time,” It was so cathartic. Ah, the power of music!

  • @mikeb 4 weeks

    Thanks for the listen and comments on 'Where the Children Play', it was a good exercise for me, even I'm not entirely thrilled with the result!

  • @ayehahmur  4 weeks

    Ha, I just noticed that both of our last two songs were about lies and stars. What are the chances? (Actually given that this is FAWM and people are reaching for common lyrical ideas, the chances are pretty high aren't they).
    Anyway... if the pattern continues (given the subject of my next song), I'll be *really* surprised (and checking by internet security).

    *Loving your songs this year.

  • @shortdan  4 weeks

    Blimey, thank you so much for your lovely comments!

  • @jwhanberry  4 weeks

  • @sbs2018 5 weeks

    And “Mine Tonight.” Thanks for stopping by to listen.

  • @sbs2018 5 weeks

    Thanks for your insightful comments in “Red Tiled Roof.”

  • @psyt 5 weeks

    You're welcome, and yeah, I do write songs with vocals, but not often. The last one I finished with vocals is in my January album, and it's called The Unbeliever, if you wanna check it out (on my bandcamp).
    I also wrote one a few days ago, but really wasn't satisfied with my own singing, and sent it off to a collaborator. It's not back for me to finish it up yet, but if you want, here's an early version of it (with my own signing): https://vocaroo.com/i/s1bIMmsod0zd

  • @misterd 5 weeks

    Thanks so much for listening and kind words on my ukulele song ! Appreciate it !!

  • @gregwere 5 weeks

    Thanks so much your kind comments on my song The Unforgiven.

  • @teapot 5 weeks

    Hi Elliott, Thanks for such a lovely comment, made me happy! x

  • @timfatchen  5 weeks

    Elliott, don't be amazed at my speed of output, it's only an appearance and it will all grind to a halt in 4 days or so (which is why I'm going so hard at it, too!). FYI, I've been full time FAWM-ing (and that means 7am to 2am most days) for 13 days. When I was still working, I'd only be able to do a fraction of that (7pm-2am!) and my quality output halfway was usually about 6 or 7 songs. In that context, you're doing equally well!

  • @ohwell123 5 weeks

    Hey! Thank you very much for your comment on my song "Waltz". Greatly appreciate it!

  • @mustanglola87 5 weeks

    Heyy thanks for your kind comments! ☺️☺️ Loove if i could be there btw!

  • @itoarazi 5 weeks

    Thanks for the kind words!! I shall check your stuff out a bit later, when I can properly do so. Pleasure to make your acquaintance!

  • @haim  6 weeks

    Your welcome man, if I knew it back then, we would collab not only that you do piano but also vocals. Anyway, yeah I also felt like it's a lot of work that's why I'm resting haha, gotta move up the speed. I got one song waiting to be finished now. Thanks for the encouragement. (oh that happy moment when I realize that google chrome's auto correct doesn't put red underline under my word).

  • @haim  6 weeks

    Another thing man, can I ask you something? Your voice, do you use any kind of auto tune? because it's perfectly tuned! even if you do it's okay and great I do need it sometimes but I just hear nothing electronic in your voice it's so clear, like a dream. Just wondering!

  • @haim  6 weeks

    Hi! thanks for the comment and the kind wish to win this round on my riff . Actually I didn't think about it... I think for me it will be challenging to write a whole riff of instrumental, because it's a bit different then words with melody... But I did made one instrumental one year ago I think, with harmonica as the lead... I might try it, I'm really following my inspiration this year and anything can happen so thanks for suggesting, ill keep that in the back of my head. How is fawm going for you so far?

  • @majordanby  6 weeks

    Thank you for listening. I never written a song like yesterday’s clothes before and not sure where it came from. From the start I couldn’t get away from the similarities with Gotye, but other chords weren’t as fun. Sunday’s clothes was a lyrical byproduct of yesterday’s clothes, again not sure what I was thinking. Initially it was one verse, Dan suggested more.

  • @momentegalerie 6 weeks

    Thank you for your comment on "Keine Langeweile" wich means "no boredom" in english - I liked the 2nd voice, too and the overlapping of two opposite lyrics (no boredom and so much time). Although it gave me some task to record it 😀 but I think I found a properly way.

  • @downfallroad  6 weeks

    \m/ Thanks so much for listening dude!

  • @ayehahmur  6 weeks

    Cheers for the comments, Elliott. Much appreciated.

  • @scottlake  6 weeks

    I think I am going to steal that cord progression from you, if you don’t mind! I don’t think Besong will sound anything like yours so hopefully that’s OK please let me know thanks

  • @downfallroad  6 weeks

    Hey thanks so much for your kind words on Black Suit! 😁

  • @wolfkier 7 weeks

    Great to see you again too. Thx for the input. Can you hear/play it now? I changed as advised. changed www. to dl.
    I can't play any dropbox songs in the player on fawm, I have to click download (open in new page).... then I hear.

  • @haim  7 weeks

    Hi friend!! Can't wait to see what your'e gonna do this year!

  • @nuj4x 8 weeks