Hi everyone! If you're reading this, first off thank you! This is just a quick catch up with where I am now, what I've been doing and what's going on next.
What have I been doing??
Well this year I spent mostrly working my main job and then also doing my care work. My job lets me work full time from home, and I am very lucky for that (IT nerd, 2nd line support/DevOps/Psychologist for the team).
However, COVID has caused a lot of people to leave, either through non-renewal of contracts or just the stress of it getting to them, so my workload has doubled and my team size has halved. Add to this that I am also a carer for a family member, and since I work at home I'm also doing that all day while I work!
What about the music, Jim?
Well, I've been really trying my best to write. It's been almost a year since "Painted the Sound" came out, and that was only a 6 track EP, but for all the will in the world if the motivation isn't there then you can't write! I normally get inspired on my train to work, or while wandering around the city, or sitting in the coffee shop. It's hard to get motivated by my bedroom wall for the 200th day in a row. So I've found it very hard to write anything to be real.
I did manage to pump out a banger remix for my friends Overthrone. Check out their spotify (Spotify search: Overthrone) and listen to "Floodlight, X Sentinel Remix"! (Or just check my NG profile). And I made a couple other joke raps for my two friends.
Honestly, I don't know. I think I'm going to wait until I move out which will be start of 2021 to write seriously again. I need a real workspace, and when I move out I can set up properly, a semi-real studio, not the corner of my small bedroom.
If anyone has been watching I have been uploading some of my old stuff to Spofity. I did 'Fira' last month, and 'Dreamworld' is sheduled for Sept 5th. Please, if you get the chance, follow me on Spotify for my latest releases. It really helps me get more listens when people listen to my tracks over there and heart them or put them on playlists. And I will be uploading past albums as well as some 'Best Of' stuff, and also any remixes and collabs!
It would mean a lot to me.
In the meantime I hope you all have as good a rest of 2020 as you can. Keep at it everyone, you are all so fucking talented it makes me so happy. NewGrounds is such a force of artistic brilliance, the world really doesn't know what it is missing, and some of you will go on to be huge.
Thank you all, peace!
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