Quick note to say that I’ve just released an EP of ambient experimental electronic rock under the Android Invasion banner. It’s called Low Earth Orbit and it’s inspired by all the junk that’s floating around the planet at the moment. It’s currently available on BandCamp here: https://androidinvasion.bandcamp.com/album/low-earth-orbit. And it will be available on Spotify and other streaming services in mid-November.
Just a quick post to share some new music I composed and recorded. It’s the background (or “incidental”) music in episode two of a new Twilight Zone-esque audio drama series called The Kassandra Files. (My music starts at around 1:30.)
Here’s my latest song… It’s called “Someday Soon,” and when I wrote it, I was thinking about what it was like to graduate from college and realize that I didn’t really have a plan. All I had was a degree and a vague sense that my life should be going somewhere. Exactly where, of course, was anyone’s guess, and as I bounced from one soul-crushing job to another, I kept thinking about how the message throughout my childhood was that I could do anything with my life — anything at all! That I ended up editing accounting textbooks was a bit of a letdown, especially since I was shooting for becoming a superhero or a Jedi Knight or something along those lines. I imagine that feeling of being lost and let a little disappointed in where life has led is something that a lot of college grads go through, so if you find yourself in the boat that I was in way back when, this song is for you!
Musically, it has an 80’s new-wave synth-rock feel with strong hints of bands like the Cars, Echo and the Bunnymen, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, and Tubeway Army. It also has some classic rock overtones. In particular, I realized as I was recording it that the instrumental bridge in the middle has a similar chord progression to the bridge in Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May.” In terms of lyrical content, the second verse is my favorite — the one about being thrown from a car. It’s essentially what graduating from college felt like for me.
In any case, if you like the song or know someone who might, you can play it on Spotify or buy it on iTunes or BandCamp. Or if you want a free copy, just shoot me an email, and I’ll send you an MP3 — because that’s the kind of guy I am!
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy the song!