Dusting Off The Guitar

More Music

I got a bit of time to upload some new songs and other ones which I have had the chance to edit. Been a while since I have had the time to do so and it feels good to revisit songs which I haven’t listened to since I recorded them.

So here they are. Ranging from original songs (and an original song / story about the Irish Famine) and a few cover songs too.

I hope you like them.

Rumours (original song about the Irish Famine)

Last Night (acoustic cover of The Strokes song)

 

I’ll Meet You There One Day (original song for Palestine)

 

There Won’t Be Many Coming Home (Roy Orbison cover)

Hello (Adele Cover)

Rust (original)

Rivers Run Clear (original)

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Rivers Run Clear – original

Well!!

It’s been quite a while since I last posted anything or checked much on this. Recorded this wee nombre so thought I would put it online for anyone to listen to 😀

Listen to Rivers Run Clear (original) by Junior Chills Official #np on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/junior-chills-official/rivers-run-clear-original

Enjoy!!

Done and dusted…

Well that was quite painless… I suppose when you haven’t the tools to constantly go back and edit your creations it always be painless (yet frustrating in a way). Maybe I have rushed things…I am not quite sure. At the end of the day it was a personal goal to create “an album” of my own songs and in this I have succeeded. 

It will take a few days for things to start coming through but I am excited to see how it has all turned out and I will post (and no doubt re-post) whenever information gets sent through!!

Whenever it comes online I will provide a breakdown of each song and album name just as I have done with the rest of the songs I have wrote…I suppose the most striking thing for me is that I haven’t recorded songs which I have kept away for a rainy day (you may say my “better songs”). The majority of the songs I have recorded for the album have been wrote within the last 14 days (time off has been quite the time for reflection and creation)…i see that as an achievement in itself. Maybe, if they’re any good, the reader may appreciate them too. 

At the end of the day I will endeavour in writing original songs and, as always, entice you to come along…

D.M. 

Junior Chills – Now I Know (original)

Junior Chills – Now I Know (original)

I think that the title ‘Now I Know’ is ironic as now I know that my home recording set up just isn’t going to cut it. Trying to find a fine balance between voice and music so that one isn’t too over powering on the other is quite difficult when all you have is a microphone in the middle of the room. Maybe GarageBand would be able to help out here as I would be able to record both separately but I find the app very clunky and often confusing to use. At the beginning of the song you can hear (or can’t hear) that the music is drowning out the opening lyrics…I tried playing softer but it didn’t sound quite right. I also attempted to project my voice a little louder and this was the result of that. It is a work in progress I suppose…

This song is a little different from what I usually put up. It is fast paced throughout which I think lends well to the lyrics which are sung quite lethargically. It is a song about knowledge and knowing which is reflected in the chorus:

The things that I should know,

Are the things that never rest,

Oh, darling now I know

Cos I can do them best

I think it’s the whole idea of when you should know something is always the time when you get asked about it so it’s best to be prepared and always know the things that you should know.

For the video I found free stock footage online which I thought lent itself well to the song, especially after I added a few filters to it. The song, for me, is quite dark and I wanted to reflect this in the video for the song. As such, the mirrored image of the woman in the video is quite disturbing …the complete unnatural element to the video is at times quite nauseating…is that a good thing? Probably not. But if there comes a time when you need to be sick but are unable to throw up, maybe stick on ‘Now I Know’ and it might help your stomach to churn just a little bit quicker.

I hope you enjoy it.

D.M.