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What's That?

By orangedrink on June 12, 2016 9:41 pm

Wrote this Saturday night, and recorded the drums, guitars, singing and 1/2 of the screaming in one sitting.  Today I recorded the second half of the screaming and bass and finished the mix/master.


The screamed lyrics are 15 syllables per line.  In the future, I want to figure out a better way to get a wider frequency spectrum from my drum recording.  I definitely will have to record more guitar/drum tracks to get better at it!


This song is written in the tradition of hardcore bands that play on the floor with the audience, instead of on the stage.  The screamed lyrics depict two of my worst nightmare visions, and then empowered responses to them both.  I hate to write yet another song about how I hate people for hating me, and how I’m desperately trying to rebuild my self-esteem, but I guess that is where I am at right now in my life.


This song is dedicated to my LGBT brothers and sisters and non-gendered family members in Orlando who lost their lives celebrating Gay Pride.  I was really upset when I heard the news today and almost gave up on finishing this song.  I was thinking about just doing a quick instrumental improv and turning that in for my submission.  But, this song is about believing in yourself in the middle of a nightmare, and I can’t imagine a mass shooting in the middle of Pride month to be anything but that.  I have some family members who don’t feel great about me.  They’ll come around in time, but if they don’t, it’ll be fine.  I wrote this song for me, but I finished this song for Orlando.  Rest In Pride.


Lyrics:

Some creature stood up in a dark corner from behind the couch
Someone has followed me in the shadows for the last five blocks


They’ll come around in time
Everyone, everywhere’ll be fine.
might not come around in time
everyone, may not be alive


I am who I am supposed to be leave me alone get lost
Whatever you think of me is not real; will die in your thoughts


They’ll come around in time
Everyone, everywhere’ll be fine
I know I’ll be all right
Everything, everywhere is fine


What's that??

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June 13, 2016 12:29 am

So much to love about this! Great energy.  Love the vocals and drums. Glad you finished it!

June 13, 2016 1:27 am

I really dig the stylistic diversity in your various tracks.  This is a great hardcore screamo song with a nice melodic chorus.  Good stuff!

June 13, 2016 2:37 am

wow cool, you played all the instruments!? drums sound killer! also admire the diversity in your tracks.

June 13, 2016 2:51 am


Oi!

June 13, 2016 4:06 am

Man, I haven't listened to hardcore in years, takes me back! Super impressive that you did everything on this track, and it's so different to everything I've heard of yours so far, it's awesome that you can write in such a wide array of genres!
Great stuff man! big_smile

June 13, 2016 4:46 am
NWSPR wrote:

So much to love about this! Great energy.  Love the vocals and drums. Glad you finished it!


Thanks!  I feel really proud of myself for finishing it despite being really upset.  Thanks for your support!!

CosmicCairns wrote:

I really dig the stylistic diversity in your various tracks.  This is a great hardcore screamo song with a nice melodic chorus.  Good stuff!


Thank you!  Very flattered.  You're a great inspiration!

george bowles wrote:

wow cool, you played all the instruments!? drums sound killer! also admire the diversity in your tracks.


I sure did!  Thanks about the drums!

Ipaghost wrote:


Oi!


BRING IT ON MATE!

Martiln wrote:

Man, I haven't listened to hardcore in years, takes me back! Super impressive that you did everything on this track, and it's so different to everything I've heard of yours so far, it's awesome that you can write in such a wide array of genres!
Great stuff man! big_smile


Thanks so much.  That means a lot to me.  My real dream is to have Orange Drink to be more than a band and more of an art project about the nature of music in all its forms!

June 13, 2016 7:50 am

This sounds great. And as many others here I am impressed that you are able to pull off compositions in different styles so naturally.

June 13, 2016 8:30 am

yeah is cool

June 13, 2016 2:00 pm

I don't really know a lot about hardcore, so apart from that this has so much energy and anger in it, there ain't much I can say. except that I feel your pain about the Orlando shooting, and that we all stand with the LGBT community!

June 13, 2016 8:30 pm


June 13, 2016 10:50 pm

that would be super cool: a website or movie project with many genres!

June 15, 2016 8:36 am

wow! excellent.

June 15, 2016 3:27 pm

There is so much to love about this I'm overwhelmed. Lofi, angry, impassioned, and extremely well executed. GREAT work.

June 16, 2016 5:26 pm

There are not many bands that sound that good as you did here on your own. Very very good track.

June 17, 2016 10:13 pm

WHoah... I was super surprised of that sound. Never really been into hardcore but I could feel the rush of energy and anger in the song. I guess it's a good therapy to let everything out.

One love, man. Stay proud smile

June 18, 2016 10:38 am

Wow, this blows my... smile
Superb psychedelic Punkrock

June 19, 2016 1:00 am

Impressive music for depressing times.

June 27, 2016 10:39 pm

niiiccceee, took me back to being at a Comeback Kid show. totally came out of the blue

July 9, 2016 9:12 pm
Plantrain wrote:

This sounds great. And as many others here I am impressed that you are able to pull off compositions in different styles so naturally.

paul raygun wrote:

yeah is cool

dj someguy wrote:

I don't really know a lot about hardcore, so apart from that this has so much energy and anger in it, there ain't much I can say. except that I feel your pain about the Orlando shooting, and that we all stand with the LGBT community!

Edmund Snyder wrote:

george bowles wrote:

that would be super cool: a website or movie project with many genres!

chr15m wrote:

wow! excellent.

mechlo wrote:

There is so much to love about this I'm overwhelmed. Lofi, angry, impassioned, and extremely well executed. GREAT work.

Q-Rosh wrote:

There are not many bands that sound that good as you did here on your own. Very very good track.

laguna wrote:

WHoah... I was super surprised of that sound. Never really been into hardcore but I could feel the rush of energy and anger in the song. I guess it's a good therapy to let everything out.

One love, man. Stay proud smile

m2K7 wrote:

Wow, this blows my... smile
Superb psychedelic Punkrock

Jim Wood wrote:

Impressive music for depressing times.

You guys are very generous with your praise!  It really is overwhelming.  I am humbled.  Thank you for your attention and time.

ahhsumx wrote:

niiiccceee, took me back to being at a Comeback Kid show. totally came out of the blue

Never heard Comeback Kid, will have to check them out!

October 13, 2016 9:42 pm

RAW EMOTION YES

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