Influences: Charlie Puth, Allen Stone, Hozier, Michael Jackson, The Weeknd, Foo Fighters, Donovan Woods, James Bay, Bon Jovi
I studied contemporary guitar in school, and now I co-write, produce, teach music, and occasionally release music.
This is my sixth year, and I'm hoping this is the year I reach the finish line after a few less successful years (with all this free time on our hands, 2020 and all...).
Looking to do a lot of co-writes this year (which means my demos might feature my friends singing, or me trying to sing in their key, hah...).
Right after my first year, I picked my favourites and released an EP! (https://garrettlajoie.bandcamp.com/album/you-again)
In 2019, I collected songs from FAWMs past and released my second EP! (https://garrettlajoie.bandcamp.com/album/morning-people)
2016 - 15 songs
2017 - 13 songs
2018 - 12 songs
2019 - 7 songs
2020 - 8 songs
Looking forward to hearing everyone!
|#1||When I'm Ready||
|#3||Sail into the sun||
|#4||Let You Down||
|#5||The Rainbow Song||
Thanks for the brilliant comment you made earlier on my "Farewell to FAWM" thread. Much appreciated. I love it here and will miss it terribly when the number of commentators dwindles to zero. 😘
Hey, thanks for the comment on Phooning It In, Hamilton On, eh? I know that place.
<waves from Westdale>
Garrett, thanks for your really sweet comments on Ignite you and Distant Escape II!
Hello! Apologies for the late reply. Ive been off of FAWM for the past week. Thank you for your kind words and I'm so sorry you experienced something familiar. This is a wonderful community where we have the ability to be vulnerable and when someone uses that for selfish harmful reasons, it truly is a violation - of the individual and the community. I left for a while as a result, but am glad to be back. I'm glad you were able to work through the matter and hope you write that "screw you!" song! I'll be back later to listen to your work!
Thanks for the sweet comments. Are you from the hammer?! I have a bunch of dear musician and artist friends there, fun spot, especially during the art crawls.
thanks for listening to 'finally' i wasn't sure about the chords either i really wanted the song to go in a different direction but it had it's own plan. look forward to checking out yours!
thanks for the listens and comments- I need to check out more of yours as well. I'm probably posting a 'big emotional' one in the next day or two... and i hear ya on that 'try to write personal stuff with someone else in the apartment' problem- first world problem tho i guess!
Thanks for your comments. I never know when or where inspiration will come. Once it was my spicy mustard for one called Spicy😊
I think the Internal Editor is really important but not when you are writing down the first line of your new song. I think the Internal Editor should stay in the closet until you have the bare bones of your song. Some lines, verses, chorus et. Until you have a skeleton, you cannot judge the shape. I usually start scraping things before I've even put them in place to try out. Which means I can spend hours on the first line before moving on to the second line. How can you judge the quality of a line unless it is in the context of the other lines around it?
FAWM is really good for me to help me overcome that. Especially a skirmish. Because it gives me an idea and some bare bones. That is usually all I need in order to be able to say: This could become a good song. Once I am over that first hump, it becomes more of a case of filling in the gaps.
Thanks again for checking out my progress and for your kind thoughts on Mr. Jones Part Two. Much appreciated! 🤩
Sure ill try to take a look on your stuff next week !
Thank you for your comments on Emily in Paris!
Thanks for checking out Mr. Jones Part One. (just posted part 2)
I appreciate your thoughtful comments and glad you liked it. Cheers!
Hey Garrett, thanks for your comment on Fallen From You. I came across the tuning as one that a musician called Christof van der Ven uses. If you are interested, the songs I could find that he uses it in are Never Never, Big Men at Heart, and Coat.
Thanks for your kind words on Canada. If you knew how I got those drums together you wouldn't believe it and I do wish I could get a little more snare but unfortunately that is just too much work but I do appreciate the input.
thanks for the note- great to see you back here! hope all is well!