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fault - Jacob's Blue

WHERE TO FIND IT

This song can be found on Soundcloud ^^ and YouTube

BEHIND THE MUSIC

I wrote this song several months ago. It originally came to me in making this beat which, I guess is interesting in it’s own right. First of all, it was the first beat I made in Ableton Live which is the production software I still use today.

I remember making this beat vividly. I was in a studio in the city and I sat down trying to figure out this new program. At the time I was studying Steve Lacey a lot. I saw the article he did with Wired (I’ll link it at the bottom) and was really inspired by the fact that he produces so many beautiful songs using just his guitar and his iPhone. I felt that I needed to make something cool using very little resources so that I never had an excuse to make something I wasn’t proud of. No more blaming setting or what I had/didn’t have on a lack in quality. I bounced out of the control room often to ask for help navigating Ableton from friends of mine that already had been working with program for awhile.

Through it all, about an hour and half later I had a fully arranged 6 minute and 24 second beat using only stock sounds, a couple of effects, and a $20 drum sample pack I bought off the internet, that no one at the studio was fucking with. I was into it because of everything that was happening in the beat and I felt as if it were telling me a story. I especially like the ending. The song starts at 97 bpm, increases to 135 bpm at 4:36, then transitions down to 75 bpm at 6:08 which finishes out the rest of the song. I’d never done this to a song so I was excited for the challenge writing to it would present.

I took it home and sat on it for awhile, like I do with most beats I make, not thinking much of it. A couple weeks later, however, a woman that’s really important to me, whom had been going through a divorce at the time, called to tell me she was getting back with the man she was going through all of this with. What started as a song I was feeling challenged to write became a reflection of the pain that that phone call caused me. It flowed effortlessly.

I wrote the song over a couple hours, choosing my words carefully. but not rewriting anything. In order to stay true to the off-the-cuff music I made, I felt my delivery should be unfiltered as well. I then mixed the song quickly, which I also did months ago, and kept everything how it was. A small caveat - months ago, I was a much “different” mixer than I am now. I still need A LOT of work but just know ya boi has been putting in that work lol. Don’t get me started on mastering. That’s why I sent it to my guy, Dean Maola (also linked below) who is much better at these things than me. He sent it back and now we’re here.

This definitely isn’t my favorite song but it’s an important song in establishing this new chapter in my life. My story is evolving, my focus is granular, and I want to personally let you know that I will never stop. My hope is that you join me on this journey and are left feeling fulfilled. With that being said, I’ve inappropriately saved our introduction for last. Thank you for your time, it has been a pleasure to hold your attention.

Jacob’s Blue.

To Liza. I love you always.

- J

ADDITIONAL lINKS

- STEVE LACEY ARTICLE W/ WIRED

- DEAN MAOLA

LYRICS

It’s not your fault

Working on being humble

Trying harder Tryna let go

Fore I follow It’s different to me yeah

I don’t get it Why you go through everything that He expose you to

Your different to me

Yeah yeah

Fold back in me

Fold back in me

You don’t act the same Do it all in vein

You don’t know my name

I been all the same and You still worth the pain

Still I know that I been real

Just know that I’ve been

Trying Harder Going Harder Know your not alone in this

Know your broken Know I’m sorry Down on my knees

Yeah yeah

Fold back in me

Fold back in me

I now your broken Know I’m sorry  Down on my knees

yeah yeah yeah

I’m on my way hold on I’m on my way

Nothings the same (Just know its my fault)

I’m bleeding out veins (I know it’s my fault )

I’m all in my head

I can’t believe 

Know that I’m numb and know that I’m done know that I’m done

Yeah yeah

Fold back in me

Fold back in me

Working on being humble

Trying harder Tryna let go

Fore I follow It’s different to me yeah

I don’t get it Why you go through everything that He expose you to

Your different to me

Yeah yeah

Fold back in me

Fold back in me

Rap:

Girl Why you give it away

Your heart too precious 

Please don’t give it away

Worth more than Exs

Girl My Os in the safe

But souls are not safe

These two years last forever

when you forget to pray

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