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Sunlit Dew

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SO... hey guys!! It's been a while, and posts are still going to be infrequent if I'm going to be honest, but I have something here that I'm kinda excited about.

This was supposed to be a lot sadder at first, but I eventually lost interest in it. In fact, the original chord progression of the song can be heard in the latter half of the song so far. I guess the human condition has evolved to get bored with misery because I truly can not stress enough how much I just wanted to stop working on it; it felt like an utter dead end. Which I guess I was doing something right to that effect... maybe??

Anyway, I wound up noodling around again and I found an interesting progression that is heard in the former half that had a soft happiness to it, somber yet splendid, like a silver lining in a dark cloud. And that's when it hit me!! Getting out of sadness and looking back at what caused it and finding good in it. To completely shift from one to the other like a binary would just be nonsensical, it's a constant conflicting balance playing at both sides of you.

Hot vs Cold.

Light vs Dark.

A smile within a tear drop.

Yet strangely enough it's that sliver of silver in the middle that shines the brightest despite a destructive dichotomy, and that's where we strive to be.

I still want to work on this further and get it just right, add a few more tracks (I'm incredibly iffy on lyrics, I may keep it as an instrumental). But for now, enjoy my guitar-only song: Sunlit Dew

Let me know how I can improve and what you think, guys!!

DAW: Reaper

Instrument: Austin Telecaster tuned one semitone up with Fender: Silver Bullet strings

NonDAW FX: Rough Rider 3 Overdrive

BPM: 144

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4.47 / 5.00

Aug 20, 2020
1:02 AM EDT
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2.2 MB
2 min 22 sec

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