The songs are ready!

Hey guys! It’s been a crazy week – on Monday we officially released Satellite Symphony vol. 1, a multi-genre compilation CD feature 12 international artists, including moi! Yes, super exciting and something we’ve put a tonne of time into since Dec 2013. Best yet, its free for all of you to enjoy! There’s more to chat about, but before I get carried away, if you’d like a copy just sign up for my newsletter here. No spam! You may find there’s some other stuff waiting for you too… 😉

Satellite Symphony World Map!

Satellite Symphony World Map!

So on to other news – I’ve just finished writing and recording the clips which will be used on the Create Your Own Album campaign! All 23 of them! These 23 are going to be scaled down to 20 during the producer parties (28th June in Guernsey, 5th July in Port Elizabeth) and then…

(‘and then and thenn AND THENNN’)*

…we go live and all you lovely people get a chance to vote! I’m seriously interested to see what you’ll decide and what cool lyrics you might be able to add to the mix! Great news is that the page will be mobile-compliant so voting is going to be super-easy!

*quote from “Dude, where’s my car?”


Okay, enough about the project already! Here are some of the lyrics that I have strung together for the songs so far, as well as a few working song-titles:

Could it be (exerpt)

What can I do, for you to see me? Am I enough as I am, or do I need to change? ‘Cos I saw you from a distance, but you don’t have eyes for me… am I wrong? Could it be that you long for me, as I long for you? Could I ask for you to stay or is that selfish?…

Rocketman (excerpt)

Get back to the city-living, one dollar fights and doing their bidding; nobody’s gonna think for you too. Run along back to safe, I’m not the one to hesitate, running forward, moving up – I’m gonna be a rocketman…

Time will never tell/Don’t wake me up (excerpt)

Don’t wake me up from this dream, don’t let it be a fantasy, I just only want to be here lying with you.  The world can wait another day, ‘cos here with you I wanna stay, nothing could pull me away – time will never tell me when to go…

One more? oh, alright!

Tomorrow’s history (excerpt)

Feel the fire right down to the left toe, feel it burn so-oh-oh; as it creeps up be sure to catch him, there’s nothing stopping him today! Woohoohoo today’s the time, tomorrow’s history. Woohoohoo today I’ve won, tomorrow’s long gone…

 

Check back next week for more lyrics! 🙂


Sean David is a singer/songwriter following his lifelong dream to provide great quality music to friends and family. Stay up to date by subscribing to the fortnightly newsletter and land yourself some cool exclusive material – click here.

Intro (2/2): This is Do or Die

Blog 2 imageHey friends!  Welcome back!

This is my back-story, continued…  (Refer to part 1 here)


So when it came to the big decision, not really knowing quite what I should do as a career, I enrolled at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in the field of Accounting.  A good, safe option!

I still kept my passion for music, but by nature or design I had a really difficult time finishing any of my own projects.

Some classic examples?  Well, of all the bands I was in, only one ever had a name.  Also none of my bands ever played live.  We’re talking 5 or 6 bands here!

We would jam on the spot, come up with something cool, and spend the next 4-5 months playing the saaame 3 songs ooover and ooover.  I even bought some audio recording equipment to start laying some of these tracks down.  Well, they either never got finished or were never completed to a good enough state where I was happy enough to play it for others.

Ok, woah, hang on!  We did have fun.  But still my motivation plummeted when I realised I had nothing to show for it!

I completed my studies, went off to work and got involved in work life.  If anyone has been in the audit industry you would know that it requires loooooooooong hours (that’s like slang for reaaally long).  I absolutely loved the experience though and made some truly awesome friends in the process.

But I still considered myself somehow different to others – a feeling of belonging but not truly being at home.  The music had taken a massive backseat but the dream was still there.  Ever kicking. Patiently waiting.


In 2013 I was given the opportunity to work abroad on an awesome little island called Guernsey, located in the Channel Islands, the exact location where I’m blogging from right now.  At first work life continued as usual.  And then, in July 2013, almost 8 years after starting my accounting adventure, I received an email from a great online music careers coach and bang!  I was stirred to action!

I’d been avoiding his emails for years… but not this time.  This was do or die.  Now or never.  I joined the course and began taking responsibility for my music career success.

12 years ago, when a young boy picked up that guitar and played his first chord he had a dream.  That dream has finally arrived, and I couldn’t be happier!  🙂

(please check out my first release below, and let me know how you like it!)

 


Sean David is an up and coming singer/songwriter from Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  He now lives in Guernsey, UK and has been working on some videos and other cool stuff for you to check out