So here I am - and here they are - the holidays! The first year of Uni is over. It feels like it has gone really quickly, and I've learnt so much...more on the 'life experience' side of things I think...not that I haven't learnt musicy stuff! I've definitely been learning that too, but I guess the lifey stuff is more apparent.
I'm feeling weird at the moment. I'm in a 'feeling sorry for myself' kind of mood and I hate that. It's such a wasteful state to be in. (Note to self: get out of it then!) I think it's because of the change of scenery. I find it hard to switch between Uni life and home life and right now, I've been struggling with my songs. Every time I try to write something I just get stuck...or with the production side of things...I guess it's a kind of writer's block. The harder I try to make something work, the more frustrated I get, and the less it seems to work.
Today I sat down and tried to record a song for YouTube, but failed a bit. Then I decided to just play the piano and record what happened when I did. The following clip is what happened. It's a bit rough, and I'm not a very good pianist, but I think it's what I feel in piano form...well it must be...since it's what came out. After I'd recorded it I added a few strings underneath to make it sound a little fuller.
Here by hollykirby
I'll really try to get something on YouTube soon...even if it's just an old style, straight to the camera/through the camera microphone video. Hopefully it'll be a little easier now that I've written something, even though it is an instrumental.
I hope you're all well. :)