Weeklybeats 2018 was a 52 week long music project in which artists composed and publicly released 1 song a week for the entire year. Enjoy this archive of over 3,700 music compositions by over 260 artists.
Sign up or Login to give feedback or chat up on the forums.

Keep It Simple

By miraclemiles on April 22, 2018 9:51 pm

Keep it Simple. Something I need to remind myself of often. I had to say that out loud as I made this because I kept wanting to modify, but my real goal was just get some words down and feel better. Had a frustrating day at work. A lot of talking loud and saying nothing. Typing words no one will ever read. Took a walk in the park and called an old friend. He has other issues. One in the form of an inoperable brain tumor. He said he was in Ecuador, getting healed by shamans and being very sick. One of the healing processes he went through involved the healer killing a guinea pig and looking at its insides for insights. That one was new to me, and very creative. My friend assured me he's still a vegetarian, diet wise.
Sat down that night, tapped out a beat, some piano chords, looped it and started making up words. Grabbed some notebooks and real books to find prompts. The idea of a pusher walking down the street humming was from William Burroughs though, but my favorite ideas came from my day, and my friends conversation though. Ended up with many clips of words, took a few and strung them together here.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

  • Play
  • Download
April 23, 2018 3:42 am

Some cool vocal effects here and the beat keeps things upbeat, catchy, and dare I say simple?  Simple in a good way.  I dig this track a lot.

April 23, 2018 3:12 pm

As someone who overdoes things as well, I can only totally agree. Appropriate lyrics.

April 23, 2018 4:06 pm

Cool one.
This clock ticking sound with that constant talking is great... triggers something that i cannot describe...

April 23, 2018 4:17 pm

this is fantastic...so cheerful

April 25, 2018 8:55 am

Words to live by. Simple means different things to different people though.

April 29, 2018 2:50 am

This is making me happy!!!

April 29, 2018 11:43 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

Some cool vocal effects here and the beat keeps things upbeat, catchy, and dare I say simple?  Simple in a good way.  I dig this track a lot.

Thanks! Catchy is something I like to hear! Glad you dig it. Hard to be simple, but worth it sometimes.

Jim Wood wrote:

As someone who overdoes things as well, I can only totally agree. Appropriate lyrics.

Ha, yes, so easy to overdo things these days. Thanks much.

theGuen wrote:

Cool one.
This clock ticking sound with that constant talking is great... triggers something that i cannot describe...

Nice, sometimes things can't be described in words huh, nice to hear that, thanks for listening and commenting!

mikememo wrote:

this is fantastic...so cheerful

Thanks! I'm glad a cheerful vibe came out of a stressed out week.

Devieus wrote:

Words to live by. Simple means different things to different people though.

Indeed it does. Darn words. Thanks for comment!

dj someguy wrote:

This is making me happy!!!

Awesome, that's great to hear, thanks for comment!

May 15, 2018 10:15 pm

Sorry to hear about your friend.  Great track and great message for us all.

You need to login to leave a comment.
Login Sign-up