I have a friend who is trying so hard to break into the music industry, it’s unreal. When I first met him, he mailed me a collection of songs – an album, if you will. From the first beat to the last, I fell in love. The sound was so raw, so full of emotion. And while the vocals weren’t exactly the 100% polished pop bullshit, I appreciated the effort. I felt the music. I “got the point,” if you will…
This friend tried to get a record deal through a French record label, which I guess I won’t name – you know how sensitive bitches can get… According to the story, the Label folded; leaving my artist friend out in the cold. Instead of keeping his head up, my artist friend seemed to take things personally. I guess I would’ve too… But anyway, my friend works tirelessly on these songs – these SAME songs! Re-working, remixing (I’ve done a couple myself), anything he can do to “get a break.” Of course the more he tries, the more frustrated he becomes – because the industry is COLD, honey!!!
I wish he had the cash to release his own record. Hell, I wish I had the cash to release it FOR him…
Why am I writing this? Because this morning, after days of “fearing” this new version of his song he emailed me, I finally listened to it. And as soon as the song came on, I was like WTF?! What happened to the ORIGINAL? The soul is GONE… And I KNOW why he re-did this song… because he feels that somebody will NOW notice him. He feels that his ORIGINAL vibe wasn’t good enough… And that’s just not TRUE!
I believe in my friend, and I sent him an email letting him know this. He’ll probably say something to me like “bitch, YOU release it!” But as I said before, if I could, I would. Hell, I’m having enough of a time releasing my OWN stuff – and I’m ESTABLISHED!
I’ll have to write more later – I stayed up half the night, conversing with another music “friend.” Although HE pissed me off to no end, and I’m seriously re-considering my decision to work with him – I’ll save that for another blog. In the meantime, I need some shuteye.