Garrett Lajoie 10

@garlajoie 

Hamilton CA   Jan 2016

garrettlajoie.bandcamp.com  

Artist Bio

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!

Songs (10)

#1 When I'm Ready 5
Feb 5
#2 Paper Bag 4
Feb 9
#3 Sail into the sun 4
Feb 9
#4 Let You Down 4
Feb 13
#5 The Rainbow Song 3
Feb 21
#6 This Heart 5
Feb 21
#7 Syndicated 4
Feb 21
#8 Right Now 7
Feb 21
#9 Monochrome 1
Feb 27
#10 Reflection 1
Mar 1

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  • @berni1954  Mar 1

    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. 😘

  • @spazsquatch Feb 26

    Hey, thanks for the comment on Phooning It In, Hamilton On, eh? I know that place.

    <waves from Westdale>

  • @pianoonthepatio Feb 26

    Garrett, thanks for your really sweet comments on Ignite you and Distant Escape II!

  • @vivalarayna Feb 24

    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!

  • @willow1 Feb 21

    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.

  • @trolls2 Feb 21

    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!

  • @mikeskliar  Feb 21

    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!

  • @cindyrella  Feb 21

    Thanks for your comments. I never know when or where inspiration will come. Once it was my spicy mustard for one called Spicy😊

  • @mariekevinkmusic  Feb 21

    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.

  • @frozenlonesome  Feb 21

    Thanks again for checking out my progress and for your kind thoughts on Mr. Jones Part Two. Much appreciated! 🤩

  • @estebanlartigue  Feb 21

    Sure ill try to take a look on your stuff next week !

  • @estebanlartigue  Feb 17

    Thank you for your comments on Emily in Paris!

  • @frozenlonesome  Feb 16

    Thanks for checking out Mr. Jones Part One. (just posted part 2)
    I appreciate your thoughtful comments and glad you liked it. Cheers!

  • @tabitha Feb 15

    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.

  • @pumpkinhead Feb 15

    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.
    Peace <3

  • @mikeskliar  Feb 5

    thanks for the note- great to see you back here! hope all is well!