Influences: Currently on a big Paul Simon kick (happens ever couple years).
producer / pianist / singer-songwriter / composer currently residing in Rochester, NY, originally from New England.
Just released a song I wrote back in FAWM 2017!
Most recent album (released May '19) included a FAWM '17 song (in fact, it became the title track). Pretty darn proud of the album, you can check it out here: https://saraheide.bandcamp.com/album/...
While I'm writing all year long, I've decided to really commit this month to FAWM... have some commissioned songs I need to get through, and top priority is a new project/concept album I'm working on of songs dedicated to lost species. Also I'm just pretty jazzed to write some shitty songs. And maybe also turn a bunch of little scraps of tunes I have into more fleshed out songs. ALSO co-writing. Anyone who wants to co-write, I'm DOWN.
WOO, FAWM 2020 YA'LL.
|#1||(I Can't) Move On||
|#5||All The Livelong Day (I've Been Working On The Railroad)||
|#6||A Little More Than Getting By @mattlitzinger||
|#7||The Cookie Bandit (Who Stole The Cookie)||
|#8||It's Gonna Take Awhile @s7even||
|#9||Keep It Together And Hold On To The Mask||
|#10||Love Letter To A Western New York Winter||
|#11||Lay My Ego Down||
|#12||American Bison (Prisoner Of My Kingdom)||
|#14||Cut The Dove||
Thanks for your kind words on my banjo playing - looking forward hearing you !
Got it. Thank you.
Hello. Wondering If you’ve gotten my emails?
Hiya! I'm slow replying back. Yes, nice to see someone else FAWMing from Rochester. Looks like you are on track for a win. Cheers!
Hey! I actually have one other song called Old Friend from earlier in the month with lyrics as well 😀 Hoping to get a few more of those by the end of the month! Cheers
Thanks a bunch for the kind words regarding Hello Heyday 😀 Appreciate your thoughts!
Oops. Seems your comment got cut off. Mine usually do. I think the character count is inaccurate. I always have to copy and paste to get the other half in a different message. Totally get what you're saying about folk and weaker rhymes. I'm not seeing near rhymes in verse 2 (except for perhaps yesterday and head with the "eh" vowel). Perhaps you could enlighten me. I'm big on using near rhymes and play with that a lot, relying simply on the stressed vowel sound and understanding that "pop" is far less restrained with rhymes than say, musical theater.
I think either is fine. If you repost it, that would allow you to use your own tags and liner notes.
Totally dig that. One of my top priorities was to do more production, but at this point I’m in the same boat, inclined to just voice memos to get the songs out as well.
Thank you for listening.
Ok, I’m waiting (somewhat) patiently for you to send me something too. 😁
I use SoundTrap (a web based DAW) for collaborative recording. Are you aware of it? You can set up a free account.
Just read your bio on your website. Really cool. I can relate to a lot there. I think it's in my FAWM Bio, but I went to conservatory with the delusions of grandeur I'd become a successful film composer. Was disillusioned by the excessive focus on the avant-garde (read: "interesting" music over beautiful) and had no intention of continuing musical pursuits in the academic sector. Grew to love popular music composition far more (in part due to my limitations and in part due to the fact that the genre is designed to connect, rather than simply make a statement). Film/Game composition is certainly a great combination of the "people's" music and high-art music.
Hmm. Interesting suggestions. I like it. So, to test the waters, how would you like to share some of your unfinished work? A Google Drive folder?
Ok. Just making sure you got it. Don’t forget to send one my way 😊
Hello. I just wanted to make sure that you got my email. 😊
Failed to address everything. I think positive comments in most cases are all that’s needed. Just having accountability knowing that someone’s going to take the time to listen to our work is huge and promoting productivity. Of course the deadline is the other part. But if there’s something great in a piece, I do feel like I haven’t done my duty unless I’ve both highlighted that greatness and addressed any areas which, once revised, could make the work even greater.
I’m in New England (Cape Cod), but originally from California. Where in New England are you from?
Glad my comments were well received. 😀 Haven’t yet had anyone express offense at my constructive-criticism but I’m just waiting for the “shoe to drop” so to speak. 😀 I’m also doing iPhone recordings at the moment and putting more focus on the songwriting itself, lyrics especially. I’d like to collaborate. Wonder how that’d look. Thus far I’ve only done collaborations in the form of setting music to others’ lyrics.
Hey, Sarah! I got a few drum loops from Splice and layered in the main "kit" with another kick and some aux percussion then added lots of tape plugins and Vulf compressor... The guitar and master track both have different amounts of tape and Vulf compressor too, but that sparkly sound on the guitar was made by automating a grain delay in Ableton actually. You could get a similar effect with any "shimmer" reverb guitar pedal though!
Can't wait to hear yours too Sarah! <3
Im pretty sure i sent mine correctly. Lmk.
I’m 1000000% in. Let’s do 2. I’ll send you one that I’ve partially written and you do the same. and we’ll each record one.
Thank you for checking out “old friends”. It need a little work but I’m pretty happy with the skeleton of it.
I just saw that you’re interested in co-writing. How would that work. I’d love to do that.
Greetings Sarah. Hope you have an excellent FAWM.