Monday, 27 June 2011

Album. Number. Two?

Hi everyone!

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my latest video! I'm very pleased that you like it. :) ...Despite the not-so-great sound quality and the singing goofball!

So now comes the time when I am thinking about my next album. :) I'm currently in the process of working out how I'm going to do things this time...should I try to get the artwork done professionally? Or make it homemade again...?

The thing is - when I do things myself I am never TRULY happy with the result. It's really difficult to think - yes - that's exactly how I'd like it - when you know that it's not up to a professional standard - because you're not a professional!

*Goes to make a cup of tea for extra brainpower*

...and she's back.

Also...production. Last time I produced the songs myself. I composed the backing tracks before I went to the studio for all the tracks - apart from "Impossible", and "Tripping Through Violets". These two were produced with Gareth and Olli in the studio. This time, I was thinking of finding someone to help me out on all the tracks and make sure there's a good balance of continuity and variation running through the album. But I really don't know. AAAAH!

The thing is that I know what I like...and so I get worried when I sort of, hand over the responsibility to someone else. It's not like I don't trust the other person to do a good job! But if I do it then I know it's going to be 'me' and there's a greater chance of it being what I want to convey.

Anyhow - I'm going to go and have some photos taken for a website update/promo/possibly album art soon. I need to think about the album theme and what kind of thing I want in the meantime. Tricky when I haven't recorded the tracks! Doh...

I'd better get doing some BIG thinking...

I hope you're all well and groovy!

Lots of love xxxxx

P.S - I'm really getting into photography at the mo. 'Ere's a picture what I took yesterrrday. (That was my Isle of Wight accent creepin' in there.)

(If you click on the pic it takes you to my Flickr account. I have a funny/different username on there because I was going to keep it secret. But I'm not sure why. So it's not a secret now.)

Boats at the Luck

I also have a deviantArt profile if you'd like to join me on there...same funny username applies.

Friday, 24 June 2011

The Tallest Tree

Hello peoples :)

How be you all? So I did a video! It's a simple, straight through the camera microphone one, so the audio quality is not great...but I thought I'd just put it up anyhow...


I never realised I was so goofy. Oh dear oh dear! :-S

Lots of love,

Holly xxxxxx

Monday, 13 June 2011

Here

Hi everyone

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. :)

xxxxxxxxx