It really has been a rip snorting couple of days here at Havey HQ:
- Being no 1 in the Choon “most played” daily charts for 2 days in a row with my remix of Heavy Weight by WavDr & Bonnie Legion – thanks for all your support on that!
- Rallying the troops to vote in the (now closed) poll for Power House Creatives sponsorship – more on the results later
- Curating the latest Spotify playlist for the new Electronic Music Alliance community I co-founded with DaveyHub & Bufinjer
- Appearing on the Spotlight on the Artist Show to talk about the 4th track in the Comeback EP called “Much to Learn”
So as you can see, a pretty lazy couple of days haha 😀 Anyway, the main focus of this blog is to share the story behind the deepest liquid Drum & Bass track of the Comeback EP – “Much to Learn”. Let’s begin!
Story So Far
To continue with the story of the Comeback EP, let’s first have a quick re-cap of what the first three tracks told us. “Overload” came about from being overloaded at work, the stress coming from unnecessary places was starting to really weigh us down before we completely felt “Broken“. We simply couldn’t take the drama of that any more and so we needed to have the all important “Reality Check“, where we had that eureka moment. It is in this moment that we realise we have…
“Much to Learn”
The phrase “every day is a school day” may be cliché but the fact is, you should never stop learning from events that happen in your life. Whether its actions you could have taken, being more empathetic, planning things better, being more aware, listening better, researching more… the list goes on. The trick is to not make the same mistake twice because that really is foolish. I mean, why would you even want to make the same mistake again as you already know what happens?!
How This Track Came About
I actually made “Much To Learn” when I first started getting in to the subterranean world of cryptocurrencies around Christmas 2017. I was speaking with a friend who had been doing Forex trading for a while and he was telling me all about this new technology. As I was going down the rabbit hole, I realised that I had much to learn and the overwhelming feeling that I was in well over my head gave rise to this deep liquid track.
The Bigger Picture
As this track developed, I started to think of the bigger picture that actually, it wasn’t just exclusive to my learning about cryptocurrencies that I had this feeling because at the time, I was also in a deep, reflective state about what I’d learnt from the job I was at. For me, it was about trying something out that I never thought I would, a job in sales, and it’s safe to say it’s not for me. But if you don’t try things out, you don’t know if you’ll like it or not and I would have regretted not trying it out when the opportunity presented itself. Now I’ve learned my lesson 🙂
In summary, “Much to Learn” is meant to depict the feeling that we do have “much to learn” once we have had our reality check about the situation we find ourselves in. The melancholy, distant feeling sounds I put in from the start of the track are there to show the feeling that where we want to be is a long way away but it’s still within reach if we want to get there. There’s just a lot to learn in the process. If you’re reading this on my website blog, you should see the Spotify player below, otherwise, click here to listen in.
Where Can I Get The EP?
You can get the EP from a multitude of places (iTunes, Amazon) but here is a link to it for my website store, where you have an option to purchase in steem as well as fiat – a separate pdf of the whole story will be coming once the EP blogs are complete 🙂
Power House Creatives (PHC) – Sponsorship Poll Update
I mentioned this poll in yesterday’s post and the Power House Creatives (an inspiring community full of talented writers…and me) were neck and neck with two other communities going in to the final stretch. Unfortunately we couldn’t hold on and worthy winners @VotoVzla secured top spot – congratulations to you guys!!
All Is Not Lost
After checking back in to the PHC chat room this morning, I read an important announcement from @jaynie demonstrating a true community spirit. A very generous and awesome surprise from @bluemist came about that recognised the stoic effort from Jaynie, @zord189 and all the members of PHC in the way of a sponsorship to help this talented community- thank you so much you wonderful person!
Well…. I may have mentioned yesterday that I was going to give you a free download if PHC topped the poll. But that didn’t happen so no freebie, sorry 😛 Haha just kidding 😀 Seeing as we had this unexpected and awesome surprise sponsorship from Blue Mist, I also want to share my appreciation and I’ll be uploading a free track in the next day or so. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for it 🙂
Coming Up Next
Nothing, there’s nothing left to talk about 😀 Haha, you know that’s not true, I’ve got more pies than fingers to put them in at the moment 😛
Keep on the look out for that free download, I’ll potentially have the 3rd instalment of the Travel Diaries for you but if you want constant music, follow the 1EMAlliance Twitter & Facebook page as we have our weekly playlists for you 🙂
Until the next time, take it easy!