Songwriting is an emotional act. It drains me. It is also a deeply fulfilling art. I empty myself, to be filled. I dissect my emotions, pour out my memories and shape them into metaphors. Some songs revive past and present pains, while others remind me of happier moments.

At the same time I begin to intertwine those emotions with a musical motif. The words dance with a soundtrack, caressing the notes as they pass by. Sound is sculpted by feeling and phrase.

I’m currently working on a new collection of songs to be released in the near future. I spent some time today arranging one of the tracks, currently called Mermaid. Most of my day was spent looking at a screen similar to this.

mermaid-wip

I don’t normally spend time in the score window of Logic, it isn’t the most intuitive aspect of the program. However, today I made its acquaintance and we got on quite well. The song is also taking shape. I hope to have a demo version available in the very near future. Along with several other tracks that will eventually make up the next release.

pianoscore

This is currently the chorus, so you can learn the words and sing along later.

mermaid, siren to my soul
mermaid, no breath I become whole