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Author Comments

Energetic and purposeful... This track is an allegory for the struggle I have been facing to find inspiration and energy to write music again. I had to think through every aspect and find my way, a step at a time. My journey through writing this track was purposeful and so I chose that as its name.

I recorded some backing guitars for this in the chorus to fill it out but it's mostly made with Native Instruments synths, Electra X and lots and lots of processing.
The piano is EWQL Bechstein. I chose this piano for its bright yet full tone.

Enjoy! Feedback is welcome.

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This song is so powerful and evocative! I can feel the beauty and inspiration turn into frustration, anger and alternating breaks of resignation, but also determination and hope.

The main motive is first heard at 00:15 with a positive sounding instrument, and followed by an overall upbeat phrase, like an ephemeral spark of inspiration which dies very soon, thus setting the stage for the endeavour that comes after.

This really sums up the creative struggle of expressing oneself without watering down the underlying ideas/feelings for the sake of pragmatism (and getting stuck as a consequence). I find it ironic that the actual inspiration came from the struggle itself (kind meta XD)

That open finale was a delightful surprise and definitely my favorite part. It painted the image of a composer endlessly playing the same notes hoping to come up with the next part.
Fading from that energetic refrain subverted expecations and left a sour taste, expressing that bitter, nameless melancholy that comes after anger and other powerful feelings.

Maybe I read too much into it, but I did my best to express the ideas your song sparked in me.
Have a nice day!

Woah :O
Sounds like a mix of Goukisan Waterflame and ParagonX9 with a little Geoplex :P <333
Keep up the good work ^-^

This shoot is the shoot, my dude. The intro especially kicks booty.

Keep up the great work!

THIS IS BADASS. I've been struggling getting myself to record music too. But my reason cuz i suck lol, you're atleast fucking amazing.

MetalRenard responds:

Thanks for the comment - it's reassuring to know others enjoy it too (it's well rated actually, but nobody is commenting...). Thanks for the smile. ^_^

I'll check out your stuff too! :)

Credits & Info


4.81 / 5.00

Mar 10, 2018
4:00 AM EST
File Info
8.1 MB
3 min 33 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.