Stories is my debut singer/songwriter album (you can listen to it here), in which I arranged everything you will hear on the album. This ranges from vocals, instrument playing, mixing/mastering, and even the artwork. It was a complete independent release. I recorded this album after years of writing songs, with the intentions of being able to move on and better myself as a musician/person. Since then, the album has been accepted by Pandora radio, and has boosted my social media presence ten fold. I figured now that I have someone's attention, I can use this to my advantage and hopefully teach someone something in this article.
Whether or not you consider yourself a creative person, you always can be. That would be like me saying I'm not an athletic person, and it's really just me not exercising. Think of creativity as a part of the brain that you have to train, and exercise. The more you create, the more you will learn about it and want to create more. I want this to be a musician-friendly guide, where I share a story and hopefully spark some inspiration in your creative minds. I want people to realize that they are capable of creating marvelous things. Whether it be a poem, painting, song, or even just a melody. Happiness can derive from creativity, and by using emotion as fuel, you can become one lean mean creating machine.
Alright… The story behind my debut album "Stories"! This article will contain information on the background of the album, the gear I used for each song, the days I recorded and mixed/mastered the album, how I got the album on Pandora and Spotify, and more!