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Clipped Wings


Author Comments

Track 5 of Aphelion, and the main focal point of the album. An Aphelion is the point in a planet's orbit when it is the furthest from the sun. This is the metaphorical representation of the first all-time low we all reach at some point or another in life. The song is based around a melody I imagined a bird would sing after realizing it could no longer fly after someone else clipped its wings. I composed this after I was fired from a job for the first time. I had been making good money and for the first time in my life, finances were looking up, but I hated my job. I began to loathe it, and my performance and attendance became terrible. They didn't have much choice but to let me go. It still hurt and felt like my own "wings" were clipped. As such, the song represents the depression, loneliness, and even anger I felt after being let go. It's not what I would call a fun song to listen to, but more of an attempt at artwork and an outlet for those wounded feelings. It hurt, but so much good has come from it. For starters, it was the inspiration for this album!

Produced using FL Studio Mobile. Mastered in FL Studio 12. The album can also be streamed or purchased at the following links:



Apple Music/iTunes

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Epic. You deserve more attention imo. you got yourself a follow and a 5 star ily man

Stargame responds:

Thanks a ton, dude! Despite 15 years of self education on production and mixing, I've still got a lot of stuff to learn. Gimme another 15 and you'll see me on the Jimmy Fallon show xD

Awesome <3

Stargame responds:

No, YOU'RE awesome

Another frontpage dude, nice work! You've been putting out a lot of quality stuff and your hard work shows. I love how these tracks are an outlet for you, the best artform is inspired by life. Keep it up!

Stargame responds:

I'm very surprised by all of this - this is my fourth front page piece in a fairly short amount of time. I'm especially surprised because I'm really still what I would call a professional amateur - I'm self taught with all of this. There's a ton of schooling I need that I don't have, and as such my mixing skills are not what I'd call good. I'm delighted to see that whoever is putting the pieces on the front page likes the material enough to do so. Makes me feel like maybe I can go places with the music if I can get some formal education on the matter.

I love how you did this. The lush and calm chords and the lo-fi drums add a lot to it. The pads were VERY well chosen/designed. But when the melody came in is when it really started to distinguish itself.

Stargame responds:

Thank you! I've been very nervous about how well received this would be, so a first review like this is comforting!

Credits & Info


4.26 / 5.00

Aug 20, 2020
8:49 PM EDT
File Info
5.8 MB
6 min 11 sec

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