Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Concept

"The Jester, The Clown and A Fool" is actually a seven song suite or you could categorize it as a long song made up of seven parts that ties together. It is over half and hour long so it is not an EP. To be honest it is all trial and error because I am new to recording and mixing on my own. It could take a while but I'll get there.

The concept of the new songs is loosely based on "The Stranger" by Albert Camus. I'm not going to explain the story or philosophy involved. It might bore you but it's not as pretentious as you think because it's mainly existentialist and part of everyday life. You can Wikipedia Albert Camus if you're interested. He's a great writer. The stoic and absurd aspects of the story are what I used in the songs because that is what I relate to in my own life.

These days I find that explaining things takes away from the personal aspect of any endeavor for me. At the end of the day it's just music with words put to it. Writing in the second or third person is something new for me. I am normally a first person narrative kind of guy but I guess there is a combination of both on these songs.

Will put another song up soon as a teaser once I get a mix I am happy with.

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