these four tracks were made as part of 100 Days of Songwriting. twice a year they do the 100 days challenge, where you work on music in some capacity every day for a hundred days. it’s a community that is there to encourage and inspire.
in between the challenges, in august, you can also do an EP challenge, where you record and release an EP during the first half of that month.
so, like, here’s an EP. four tracks.
it’s nice to release something new and i’m pleased with these songs. the instrumental title track, “i miss the world” started out life as a song with words, but sometimes how a piece moves without words is more impressive, so here we are.
“stuck at home” is embarrassingly, kind of an ode to lockdown. i saw a lot of artists releasing “quarantine” albums when things got bad in march and i feel like it’s a cheap trick, but the first few words to this song were written so long ago that they predate the quarantine. ever since i began writing songs there has always been a thread of isolation, loneliness, and abandonment running through many of my songs. so singing those words now i can’t help it if it reminds me of the horrible place we find ourselves in at this moment.
“some people are invisible” is the newest song on the EP. written during the aforementioned 100 days of songwriting challenge this past spring. this one flowed out of me really quickly and that’s my favourite kind of song. the production and instrumentation is a bit overwrought, but hey, why not?
“we have changed” is the oldest song here and i’m not sure why i’ve never recorded it fully before. i love the idea of building and building and building and i hope this one accomplishes something with all of its noises.
thanks for listening