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Lightning - Jacob's Blue

WHERE TO FIND IT

“Lightning” by Jacob’s Blue can be found on Soundcloud , Spotify^^, Apple Music, Tidal, and many more!

BEHIND THE MUSIC

“Lightning never strikes the same way twice.”

- J

ADDITIONAL lINKS

- DEAN MAOLA

LYRICS


I been thinking bout

Lightning 

How everything just changed

and how it never hits the same

I know we better off this way 

But I’m still 

Fightn’ it

You got inside my head

We spent last summer in my bed

And girl I’ll love you tell I’m dead

Still I keep

Trying

So hard to keep my pace

Though somedays I don’t catch a break 

I know I’ll never be the same

Until I’m lying

6 feet underground

My chest hurt my heart brown

You haunt me until I go

Dark

Sometimes I think it’s all in my head now

The pictures in my phone feel like threats now

Temptation taking over my lens now

You haunt me with the loving that’s left now

My stomach turn every time I step out

I guess I’ll keep on holding my breath now


I would try again but that just not today

Knowing that I’d lose you on the way

I’m holding on to all the time we spent

Trust no one cuz I’ve been struck again

I can’t replace the feeling

Girl I gave you my all

And now I’m feeling empty

You struck me down with the fall oh yeah

I need you outta my head 

a yeah a yeah yeah

You haunt me with the loving that’s left now

My stomach turn every time I step now

I guess I’ll keep on holding my breath now

Waiting for lightning

ARTWORK

LIVEINEVERYNOW.®

Misery - Jacob's Blue (feat. Ash Media)

WHERE TO FIND IT

“Misery” by Jacob’s Blue (feat. Ash Media) can be found on Soundcloud , Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and many more!

It will be on You Tube shortly!

BEHIND THE MUSIC

“Misery put the stake in me and she watch me bleed. No matter where I go she still come for me.”

This song took all of 6 hours from start to finish.

One day last summer I was scrolling through beats I made and playing them out loud with my door open. One beat I had that was only really a minute long called “80s Pop” I’m scrolled over. I listened for about 5 seconds and went to the next beat not thinking anything of it. Ashton, Ash Media, my brother, my roommate heard the beat while he was passing. He stopped me and made me go back to it.

He was excited and wanted to write to it immediately. After some hesitation, if I’m being honest, I then said, “Let’s do it!”

The more I listened the more I thought that this had potential. Ashton and I never share bars or anything corny like that but he is my absolute favorite person to bounce lyrics off of because we always end up with a dope product. As we sat down and started working on the song, about 30 minutes in we were narrowing our focus on one word…Misery.

From there the song practically wrote itself. We tracked each other and by 6pm when I had to head to my night shift at the Studio we had ourselves a rough mix that we really liked.

Lyrically the song wasn’t that challenging for us because our weight wasn’t put into the words. Sure, I feel like most people can attribute a past relationship like the one we talk about in the song with one of their past relationships. The point is that it’s highly relatable. Our weight was in the message. “No matter where I go, she still come for me.” This speaks on the fact that the negative things that kept you from growing in past relationships tend to manifest themselves into your current one until you face these issues head on.

By no means does this song represent our current life or even when we wrote it. It’s not about anyone in particular. It’s a song a bout running away from your problems and a warning that if you don’t face them head on they will continue to manifest themselves into your life.

It came effortlessly out because we weren’t overthinking it. We were just having fun together making some dope music. That’s the best and that’s why we do it.

A couple months later I sent the session to my boi Dean to give a little more mmph and here we are, 6 mixes later, and happy with another song from the LIVEINEVERYNOW (LIEN) RECORDS crew.

Thank’s for the support. Wouldn’t be here without y’all!

Love,

- J

ADDITIONAL lINKS

- DEAN MAOLA

- ASH MEDIA

LYRICS

Hook:

Cuz Misery put the stake in me

Yeah Yeah

And she watch me bleed

Yeah Yeah

And now I’m on my knees

No matter where I go, She still come for me

Yeah x 10

I lost my soul a long time ago


Verse I: (Jake)

Beautiful but her soul is like the devil

She shiny like that Rolie with the bezel

I left my heart open now my chest hurt

I felt special but she’s possessed so

All that bullshit now I gotta let it go

Say it’s all my fault but I already know

Since you stabbed me I been dying on the floor

How long have I been talking to myself


Hook:

Cuz Misery put the stake in me

Yeah Yeah

And she watch me bleed

Yeah Yeah

And now I’m on my knees

No matter where I go, She still come for me

Yeah x 10

I lost my soul a long time ago

Verse II: (Ash)

Hate to see you walk out the door

Heart bleeding leave it on the floor

Bleeding out I can’t love no more

I’m the ghost lurking for your soul

(Asking where my heart)

Asking where my heart fucking went

I used to be so confident

But every action has a consequence

The lies you fed were so evident


Hook:

Cuz Misery put the stake in me

Yeah Yeah

And she watch me bleed

Yeah Yeah

And now I’m on my knees

No matter where I go, She still come for me

Yeah x 10

I lost my soul a long time ago

Post Hook:

(If I send for you

Don’t call for me 

It’s not a mystery why they 

call you misery)

ARTWORK

LIVEINEVERYNOW.®

Addin Os - Jacob's Blue

WHERE TO FIND IT

“Addin Os” by Jacob’s Blue can be found on Soundcloud , Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and many more!

It will be on You Tube shortly!

BEHIND THE MUSIC

There have been and will continue to be many firsts, now and during the weeks surrounding. This week features the song “Addin Os” which is the first song my close friend, Dean Maola, and I have finished together.

My brother Dean is mad nice on the strings and a very talented producer/engineer. Needless to say, this is the first of many songs from us and I hope you really enjoy the sounds we’re exploring together.

This all started at a very special studio in Brooklyn called Vibe AM Studios (linked below) which is run by my homie Matik, (linked below) who is also a very talented producer/engineer. It was a summer night in late May. I’m honestly spacing a little about who all was there just because we’ve had many sessions there and it’s now December lol, but the usual crew is who I’m expecting. Besides Matik, Dean, and I, my manager Declan (linked below) my boy Eric Ibarra, (linked below) who is a dope photographer/videographer, and my beautiful yet equally talented, if not more talented, girlfriend, Aya (linked below) were all there.

Now that introductions are out of the way we can continue with the story lol. We all showed up at different times so I’m sure everyone has a different recollection of how the night went down, nether the less, it was a super fun night. We had a finished a few ideas so we were feeling good but then Dean casually brings up how he had been working on something he thought I might like. I rarely work like this but when he hooked up the aux and played an absolute banger I knew I had to jump in the booth and record something. Who just casually mentions a beat like this?!

I jumped in the booth and screamed some uninterpretable nonsense to different melodies, trying to find some vocal pockets. (This is a huge part of my process) Declan, of course, the hype man of the bunch, was already head banging. I knew we were in a good position haha. Love that guy!

At the time the beat was just a loop so with the help of Matik, we arranged the song a bit and came up with a cool drop for the hook.

It’s honestly so weird to type Matik out because I’m so used to calling him Alex but he insists on Matik lol. Great guy. I digress.

Moving on, I wrote up a hook to the vocal melody reference we recorded and then we recorded the hook. We all loved it but progress stopped there. I hate staying up late and it was already 2 AM so after that we decided to go home. Little did I know, progress would halt for 4 months. ughhhhhhhhh -_-

It’s really difficult to write a song after spacing out that much time because there’s so much to be said about being in the same headspace and timing, among other nuances of recording, however, I seem to do this a lot. I have no idea why I do this to myself but it is very bad and I’m doing my best to change my ways. Anyway, after much procrastinating Dean and I wound up at his place grinding out the rest of this song.

We took another day to write and record it. Dean sprinkled his “sauce“ as he likes to call it. (He’ll love that I called it sauce haha) And viola! Another low-key banger from the LIVEINEVERYNOW (LIEN) RECORDS crew.

A side note about lyrics -

I wrote this song about grinding out here in NYC, doing everything we can to improve our lifestyle and push this music to more and more people. Each person in that studio has a similar story to tell about their personal come-up. We all strive for greatness and I was really inspired by all of the people there. That’s why those people are close to me. I drew from that as I was writing. Few people outside of that circle understand how hard we work and how much it takes to succeed in this digital age. My hope is that you feel our drive and dedication through the content we put out.

In the song I reflect on living in the city, the pain that’s caused when I think about my worth not being valued like I think it should be, and the fears I’m getting over. I think we are all subject to the opinions of our peers, the internet, likes, views, comments, etc. and sometimes it isn’t what were hoping for. Especially us as creators. We put our heart out there for the internet to judge and while we are full of ambition our product is not always met with the same love and respect that we have for it. What I’ve learned is that, THAT’S OKAY.

Were all so hyper focused on results, I know I am in particular, and honestly at the end of the day, as long as you are doing what you love for you and no one else, it just doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. Fuck likes. Fuck comments. Fuck etc. People are not always going to like what you put out because we don’t all have one unified opinion. Frankly, I think you should be worried if you only get positive feedback.

My team and I are focused on making something because it makes us proud and never sacrificing what we believe in; quality, telling our true story, and the relentless pursuit of our dreams. As long as we do that, I’m sure we’ll end up in the right place.

Lots of people came together to make this song and I’m so thankful for all of them. All of their respective links will be posted in the bio.

Also I just wanted to leave a special shoutout to Mac Miller and his family. Mac, you were one of the greatest to ever do it and I’m inspired by you daily. Words cannot describe the pain I felt at your loss this past year. We’ll do our part in keeping your story alive. Thank you for everything.

And with that I want to thank you for listening, thank you for reading, and wish you a very happy holiday season. Be on the lookout for new music, very soon.

- J

ADDITIONAL lINKS

- DEAN MAOLA

- VIBE AM

- ALEX “MATIK“ ESTEVES

- DECLAN LANG-BACKE

- ERIC IBARRA

- AYA ATAEVA

- MAC MILLER CIRCLE’S FUND (In honor of Malcolm’s commitment to the arts, The Mac Miller Circles Fund will provide programming, resources and opportunities to youth from underserved communities, helping them recognize their full potential through exploration in the arts and community building.)

LYRICS

Verse:

Listen to my words and catch me growing

Recent escapades have got me showing

All my life to strangers I don’t know yet

But I’ve been around the block so now I’m flowing

Live in urban jungle. It been snowing

But introspection starts the pain

I live and learn but after dark

My brain keep fucking with my heart

No matter what I’ll chase this till I’m dead

Hook:

Cuz I been rollin now

Man fuck the fear

I got it so I put in more

And while I’m here

Don’t hesitate, I’m focused on growing

And cracking the molding

I know that it’s alright. It’s alright

Cuz I’ve been out here Adding Os

Yeah yeah

I been out here adding Os

Yeah yeah

Love me cuz I put in more

yeah yeah

Love me cuz its all I know

yeah yeah yeah

Verse:

Mothafucka I’m back with the freshness

Thats word to Mac I will not forget this

True story bout a boy turned legend

Let em know I’m here for the vengeance

Time that I spend tryna focus on the present 

And your love got me feeling like peasant

Cuz I know I’m talented as fuck but still ain’t got it like that

yeah yeah yeah

Now you should worry bout it

This vocal warning that coming

And I’m taking heads cuz I ain’t scared of nothing

I been in lab for 9 months and been taking them notes

Now I’m out here in the open tryna see where this goes 

Let me know what’s on your mind yeah

And take your time with it cuz I’m not fine yeah

I want this more than anybody, fuck your questions for me

I keep on flowing ain’t no body

Put pressure on me yeah

Hook:

Cuz I been rollin now

Man fuck the fear

I got it so I put in more

And while I’m here

Don’t hesitate, I’m focused on growing

And cracking the molding

I know that it’s alright. it’s alright

Cuz I’ve been out here Adding Os

Yeah yeah

I been out here Adding Os

Yeah yeah

Love me cuz I put in more

Yeah yeah

Love me cuz its all I know

Yeah yeah yeah

ARTWORK

Photography: Aya Ataeva

LIVEINEVERYNOW.®

I Do - Jacob's Blue

WHERE TO FIND IT

“I Do” by Jacob’s Blue can be found on Soundcloud ^^, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and many more!

It will be on You Tube shortly!

BEHIND THE MUSIC

This song was crucial to my development as an artist. We live in a time in the music world where the industry has become largely oversaturated by virtual instruments and samples because of the large amounts of access granted to the consumer. Music has become a lot more affordable to make, which is phenomenal, but it has led to a change in the industry that is represented by large amounts of soft-synth (software synth, piano, and other sample based engines) sonics for two main reasons.

1 - Soft-synths are way highly accessible and way cheaper than their analog, or physical, counterparts.

2. It’s just easier.

Long story short, until the last year I almost exclusively used these soft-synths. Since then however, I’ve gotten very interested in developing a sound that mixes both soft-synths and analog instruments like pianos, guitars, etc.

This song is so dope to me because it’s the first song I ever made that has zero soft-synths in it. Every sound you hear in the song was played or sung. By no means am I a developed guitarist or pianist or bassist or any sort of instrumentalist but I’m proud for hearing something in my head and putting it together in a way that sounds great.

I wrote this song at the end of Summer while my girlfriend at the time was back home several states away. I don’t really know how to go about this without sounding sappy but I just was feeling very appreciative of her at the time I wrote this. She is a dynamic woman and I thought it fair that I portray that.

As far as the production goes, I recorded and wrote the song in one evening and honestly used the same recording track I used that night for my vocal. It sounded the rawest and most authentic. I played everything you hear except for the bass which was graciously played by my uncle, David Medure, while I was back home for Thanksgiving. We recorded the bass for about an hour and a half and then we were done lol. That’s it. The song came together quickly when I got back to New York City. I mixed and then mastered several times before I was happy and now here we are today haha.

I feel nervous about releasing something so out of my comfort zone but I’m excited for the world to hear. Let me know what you guys think. I hope you enjoy.

Thank you! With love always,

- J

I want to give a special shoutout to Dr. Tyreek Jackson. He teaches music production at the University I go to. He is one of the best teachers/people I’ve come across at my school and just happens to be a sick bassist. Although we didn’t end up using his bass for the final cut, his contributions steered me in the right direction and for that, I’m grateful.

ADDITIONAL lINKS

LYRICS

Verse:

Miss Independent still on my brain

I got to know her yeah yeah yeah

These other bitches can’t hold no flame

Not even close aw yeah yeah yeah

Don’t slip away

Girl I’ll run in place

Till you want me dead

We feel the pain

We been through everything

But we still got our heads

Hook:

Girl your mine yeah

No one loves you like I do

This is fine yeah

I could hold you until I’m blue

With you nobody can stop me

I mean that. Look in my eyes

Don’t be ashamed to

Love me until you die

Cuz I do

(Instrumental)

Verse:

Kiss me as we fall asleep

Need your heart right next to me

Touch me, ground will leave my feet 

Yeah

Whisper that’s just what I need

Voice sound like a symphony 

For you I could part the sea

Call on my name

I could do it for you, Girl, I don’t mind

You’re all I ever wanted at the same time

Just put your all into me. What you will find

Baby you’ll find

Hook:

Girl your mine yeah

No one loves you like I do

This is fine yeah

I could hold you until I’m blue

With you nobody can stop me

I mean that. Look in my eyes

Don’t be ashamed to

Love me until you die

Cuz I do

(Instrumental)

ARTWORK

LIVEINEVERYNOW.®

Tide - Jacob's Blue

WHERE TO FIND IT

“Tide” by Jacob’s Blue can be found on Soundcloud ^^, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and many more!

It will be on You Tube shortly!

BEHIND THE MUSIC

Before I start breaking this song down I want to make sure we’re clear on an ideal that is consistent throughout my music. At this point in my career, I approach music aware of who I want to hear it. I think about who, and how I want you to listen and how I want you to feel. I hope for every time that you hear my music that you are taken to where I was when I wrote it.

Even with that level of thought put into the music about who else may be listening, at the crux of it all, I’m making music for myself. I always have used music as a cathartic tool to help me emote.

That being said, I believe that it’s not fair to myself or any of you to filter how I feel in the moment a song is written. I believe there is a beautiful flow of emotion that is captured when you experience something and then express yourself as soon as possible. In hindsight, somethings written when the song was first being made may be exaggerated or even untrue. But they capture my perspective on the situation in that moment in a raw way that represents the truth of that moment and I feel it needs to be shared.

Now that we’re clear let’s unpack “Tide.”

The idea that love is a spectrum has nestled itself in the forefront of my mind when thinking about these things. Love shifts. Love flows. As do relationships and the dynamics within them. My feeling so deeply intertwined with water and the ocean naturally led me to the metaphor of the tide.

This song tries to articulately illustrate what I was going through when I was experiencing a break up with a woman that means the world to me. A lot of the feelings I was experiencing where based in angst, and questioning. “Why do you have to act this way.” “Why is this happening to us?” I understood why at a topical level but couldn’t wrap my head around the entirety of the situation.

This song is a representation of the intense questioning I put our demise through, searching desperately for resolve. I set out to show you this through two means, as always; lyrics and production.

Lyrically, I paint this picture through the pointed lyrics attacking her pride, “Girl let go of your pride“ to the self loathing acknowledgment that I’ve experienced many failed relationships saying “Broken every love…I’m undecided, still know who I am. But maybe I’m lying,“ to the description of my lingering love, debris of fervent relationship, “Getting violent you been rearing back to give it all to me. Love your passion, don’t go holding back, just give it all to me. Send them pictures, know I love the way you give it all to me. Got me washing dishes, I’m so hung up on you yeah. You know I can’t say by to you.” concluding with the fact that I can’t let go and am in need of starting over.

Pay special attention to the stanza talking about “Steady visions from the Otherside” and reference the last stanza of the lyrics from Bob Dylan’s “Heart of Mine.“ (See link below)

Through production, you’ll hear a steady kick drum hit on the first 3 beats but not hitting on the 4 illustrating a strength that is now broken. These kicks are scattered between off beat snares causing a sort of chaotic atmosphere that the spacious hats will then add to, in hopes of creating a similar setting in your subconscious. 808s didn’t belong in this song because of their ferocious nature. I thought a sine bass would serve as a much better impact tool to complement the plain drums. The other instruments in the song are distorted to all hell but then dampened with EQ in order to make you feel as if what used to be free and passionate is now caged and wounded.

The struggle as an artist is getting people to feel the efforts of both production and writing in a way that matches each other. We’re match makers trying to formulate a perfect marriage between instruments and vocals. My hope is that by breaking this song apart and helping you to understand my thought process behind what I made, it will allow you to better interact with the music and better understand me. Love is precious and to be taken seriously.

If there’s one thing to take away from all of this it’s this.

The tide may rise and fall. Water seemingly vanishes and reappears, yet just like love, it never truly goes away.

Thank you for listening. It means the world to me.

- J

ADDITIONAL lINKS

- BOB DYLAN’S “HEART OF MINE”

LYRICS

Flowing like tide yeah

Verse:

Wish you’d love me for my truth but you don’t

Wish you’d listen to my reason but you won’t, no

Afraid to fall, afraid to jump

And all this time I feel it in your bones. You’re

The tenant to my veins but you know that, yeah

A look inside my my heart girl you own that, yeah

I’m better now than I’ve ever been

So don’t hold back when we make amends, yeah

It’s not your fault, don’t know what loving is

You don’t. You don’t. You don’t

Hook:

Girl let go of your pride yeah

You’re wasting all our time you

Marathon my mind yeah but

Love flow like the tide yeah

Verse:

Cursed from the start

Broken every love

Put it all on the line

For most of my life

I’m undecided, still know who I am

But maybe I’m lying

Getting violent you been rearing back to give it all to me

Love your passion, don’t go holding back, just give it all to me

Send them pictures, know I love the way you give it all to me

Got me washing dishes, I’m so hung up on you yeah

You know I can’t, yeah

Know I can’t, yeah

Say by too, you’re

All I am, no

Not today, they’r’e

On my head, look

In my eyes, girl

Love me dead yeah yeah

Steady visions from the Otherside running through my mind, yeah

Television playing Heart of Mine

I’ll still do the crime, yeah

Got me feeling like a satellite

Cuz there’s new divides, yeah

Fall inside my heart and don’t let me go

No way you’ll let me go, let me go

Cuz I wouldn’t let you go, let you go

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

I got the

Lights down on the weekend

Know you love me when I’m peaking

Ego tripping drop the pretense

And still we changing like the seasons

Got me diving in the deep end

Know you focused on the revenge

But I ain’t looking for a reason

And I ain’t playing any defense

Still I gotta get like HOVA

Tell me are you coming over

Cuz every day I’m getting closer

But wild goosing for some closure

ARTWORK

LIVEINEVERYNOW.®

Hold On - Jacob's Blue

WHERE TO FIND IT

This song can be found on Soundcloud ^^, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and many more!

It will be on You Tube shortly!

BEHIND THE MUSIC

The song means so much more to me than anything I’ve put out professionally before this. This song is simple in nature but stands as a true testament to the work the people around me and I have put in over the last 11 months. Although I’ve missed putting music out, this time has been integral to my growth as an artist and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

My brother for life Robert Märk produced the core of this beat back in January (He currently lives in Estonia and sent this beat to me from Estonia. The internet is so dope). I loved it and recorded almost immediately. I wrote the song starting with the repetitive melody used in the verse and let it flow naturally. I enjoyed what I had, thought it was really good at the time and was excited about it. A couple weeks later I recorded the second verse. Then, I didn’t touch it for 10 months.

I kept working hard and progressing. I kept making what I felt was better and better music, to the point where I no longer wanted to put “Hold On“ out. I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to match the quality of the other songs I intended on releasing.

I revisited the song about a month ago. As I was listening to it I thought of an idea. I immediately pulled up “End“ by Frank Ocean. It’s the last song on Channel Orange. What I love about that song is the way it feels like more of a listening experience than any typical song. The song takes you on a journey by placing the listener in a setting. THAT was how I was going to save “Hold On“.

My roommate Robin had a recording of himself going in and out of a car using voice memos on his iPhone for some reason (Not weird for Rob to have something like that on his phone). I asked him to send it to me. I then used that along with some samples I had, and some other car sounds I found on the internet to put together this experience I set out to achieve. The goal is for the listener to feel as if they are just outside the window of a car as a storm starts. The window comes up, the windshield wipers and engine stop, the door slams, the music stops, the listener gets out of the car, and then for the first time in the song the listener hears the music come back in alone without any other sound effects. It plays in solidarity the rest of the song, fading as it finishes.

Three Sundays ago at 4:50 AM, Alex “Matik“ Estevez, a man we’ll talk about another time, helped me mix in the sounds as I brought them up. Without his guidance the song would not be anywhere close to where it is now. I took it home mixed it more, mastered it, and here we are. I hope you enjoy.

Over the last 11 months we have worked our asses off to deliver a product that meets our standards of quality, effects people positively, and leaves a lasting impression. We have a long way to go before we are what I think we can be, however, this song is not about that. “Hold On“ marks a celebration of our work, the first song officially released by Jacob’s Blue, and a new era for LIEN Records.

This is only the beginning.

- J

ADDITIONAL lINKS

- “END” BY FRANK OCEAN

- ALEX “MATIK” ESTEVEZ

- ROBIN LEMMERZ

- ROBERT MÄRK (nvrm he doesn’t do social)

LYRICS

[CAR STARTS. ENGINE LULLS.]

It’s not the same

Verse:

Been thinkin’ bout baby

She been thinkin’ I’m crazy

When we talk about lately

I’ve been getting real faded

I been thinking bout saving

She been thinking bout baby

Been thinkin bout changing

Cuz damn this life so crazy yeah

I’ve been grinding for so long

But she ain’t even got no clothes on

Got no tendency to slow down so

If we fucking, we both on yeah

She don’t know what I’m saying

I think I need a little saving

Hands together I’m praying

I said, “Fuck me like I’m famous.” yeah

[THUNDER AND RAIN BECOME MORE PREVALENT]

Hook:

I know I play but girl hold on to me

Hold on to me

Yeah yeah

It’s not the same but girl just hold on to me

Girl hold on to me

My love

[WINDOW ROLLS UP]

Verse:

I tried to love on my own

But it don’t work out like that

Sometimes I feel so alone

My heart feel under attack

She help me feel so at home

She leave I want her right back

She been a part of my soul

She been a part of my

She beat out all of them hoes

And now her nails in my back

[CAR DOOR SLAMS]

WIND SHIELD WIPERS STOP.RAIN FADES. FOOTSTEPS PAN FROM LEFT TO RIGHT IN ONE SMOOTH TRANSITION.

[THUNDER RUMBLES]

Hook:

I know I play but girl hold on to me

Hold on to me

Yeah yeah

It’s not the same but girl just hold on to me

Girl hold on to me

My love

ARTWORK

LIVEINEVERYNOW.®

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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