I have a plan

I’m a failed musician. I’ve probably written, or at least started to write, 400 or more songs. But to date, I’ve only released 16 of them. The last ones were released in 2012 – Twelve Years Ago.

I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a lovely family, a great home, my health (more or less) and money is never a worry. I have music gear I could only have dreamed of 40 years ago. But I feel like I’m doing nothing with it.

This changes today. I have a plan, and it’s a simple one…

  • I’ve already created the artwork for 12 new ScarKord EP’s. Each will have 4 tracks, so I need to come up with 48 songs.
  • As I find naming is one of the hardest parts, I’ve called each EP a different colour.
  • I’ll listen to all of my unreleased material and see what colour it sounds like.
  • I’m critiquing each track, making notes about what bits work, what needs to be added, what needs to be taken away etc. as well as any mixing issues.
  • I’m using FigJam as a virtual whiteboard, to document my song colour choices, so I can get a visual idea of how things are progressing.
  • I’ll be ruthless, follow my gut.
  • Then I’ll choose the best 4 songs in each colour and finish them.
  • Whatever doesn’t make the cut, will be recycled as sample fodder.

My plan is to release each Colour EP in turn, roughly once a month. I’m hoping the first will be published before the summer. 12 months later, I’ll be done, free to start afresh, but that’s another story.

For now, I have a purpose. This is day one.