Music · Writing

‘L.O.V.E.’ – Release #3

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you’ve got some fun plans for your weekend organised – I’m heading down to Dundee for the Alpha Scotland Prayer Day which is going to be ace!  Today, the third of my songs in this batch of new music I’ve been releasing came out. It’s called ‘L.O.V.E.’ and you can stream or download the song on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon and a whole bunch of other places.

It’s always a really exciting day when you have new music coming out, but nerve-wracking as well: putting yourself out there to see what other people think of your stuff!  This one was making me especially nervous too because I only got approval from my publisher last night, so it’s some miracle that it got released onto all of the different music platforms in time!  Going forward I think I’ll give CD Baby more time to do their thing!!

The thought behind the song is that it is intended to be a song of declaration and praise for a group of people gathered together to sing: to declare the truth of Jesus and giving praise to His holy name.  It’s a song expressing love for Jesus, all He has done for us, and how we can respond to that love.

I really like trying to challenge myself to not always default to writing songs that focus solely on our personal relationship with a loving Father, but to write songs that can be sung as part of a larger congregation, united in their worship when they gather together.

In terms of the music, it’s got a very synth/dance-y feel which I really love.  Each of the synth parts (lead + pads) is actually a collection of different synths all layered on top of each other.  I’m trying to stretch the power of GarageBand as far as I possibly can!

Anyways, thanks so much for reading folks, and hope you like the song as much as I do! (:

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‘You Are With Me’ – New Release #2

Hello everyone – Happy Tuesday!

Here is the second of the songs in this batch of new music I’ve been releasing over the past few months.  It is called ‘You Are With Me’ and came out on the 8th November.

The thought behind the song is that there is nothing that can get between Jesus and His love for us.  No mountain that we face in our own lives, however great or small.  No fear, no guilt, no sorrow.  Not the wooden cross Jesus was nailed onto in order to try and end His ministry.  Not even the power of the grave, which has been conquered through the Resurrection!  No matter what we go through, Jesus is there with us.

In terms of the music, it’s got a bit of a different feel to ‘No Lies’, with a bunch more electric guitar stuff and using some drum samples and other cool sounding things (I’m always learning so many new things as I produce and mix these songs!).  I really hope you like how it sounds and you like the song.

You can stream or download the song on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon and a whole bunch of other places.

Thanks for reading and listening everyone! (:

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‘No Lies’ – New Release #1

Hello everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve shared anything on here but I thought it would be good to share some of the new music I’ve been releasing over the past few months.  The first of these is ‘No Lies’ which came out on the 23rd August.

‘No Lies’ is a song about the lies we all believe about ourselves at certain points in our life: that we’re not loveable, not good enough, worthless. The real truth is that you are always loved, and you are always good enough. Your identity is not found in how you’re feeling at any given moment, in how successful you are compared to those around you, in your job, your money, or the quality of your relationships – I believe it is found in the Good News of Jesus.

You can stream or download the song on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon and a whole bunch of other places.

Happy Saturday! (:

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My Final Pokémon Youtube Adventure…

As many of you know I love Pokémon, and have played through a bunch of the games on my Youtube channel – RARMSTAR – over the past couple of years. Now, I’ve decided it’s time for me to hang up my boots and do one final Pokémon series, marking the end of a fun (and slightly bizarre!) era in my life!

Hope you like this wee announcement video/sketch for it, and that you’ll join me on one last Pokémon adventure!! 😄😄

Series starts Friday 8th June.

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‘beg me (please) to stay’ // R A R M S T * R

Hope you like the pop-punk-y vibes of this one – kept it short and sweet! (:

Lyrics:
“Take your time watching me go
Do you want us both to be alone?
Oh won’t you beg me please to stay?
Am I just wasting my time?
Should I just call it a night?
But oh won’t you beg me please to stay?

‘Cause I know I’ll do everything to make you happy
And I’ll be there through every storm that tries to sweep us off course
‘Cause I know I’ll do everything to make you happy
And I’ll be there through every storm that tries to sweep us off course

Take your time watching me go
Do you want us both to be alone?
Oh won’t you beg me please to stay?
Am I just wasting my time?
Should I just call it a night?
But oh won’t you beg me please to stay?”

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‘keep (pray)’ // R A R M S T * R

 

Really, really been enjoying making these little songs/pieces of music over the last month or two.  Posted this one on YT last week, and got another one today which I’ll post on here too!

Hope you like this one called ‘keep (pray)’.  Like the almost chant-like nature of it, and its message of holding onto faith and hope.

Lyrics:
“I’ll keep walking (going)
Though it feels I’m stumbling
Though it feels I’m falling
O, I’ll keep walking
Though my heart is breaking
Though my soul is tired
O, I’ll keep praying…”