It’s been too long, so here’s a new song…

Hey guys, I’ve written a new song. This one is called Written In The Stars, and unless I get a ton of hate mail or people burn down my house in a fit of rage because of the song, it will probably be included as a bonus track on the album.  I jest, it’s going on the album regardless! 🙂

Hope you enjoy it –

Sean David 🙂

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Create Your Own Album lyrics Part #3

Create Your Own Album is almost upon us 🙂 : The platform where you can vote, add your photo and try your hand at some lyrics + earn some royalties!

Our first producer party went down really really well! Thanks again to all the guys that attended – you made it special! We ended the evening with setting fire to our self-limiting beliefs overlooking a picturesque Guernsey panaroma. Just great! (Video to follow soon… ).

Holding hat

Right, in keeping with tradition here are some more song lyrics I’ve been playing around with – hopefully this will get those creative juices flowing for the big day!


Floating away

I will survive ’til the end of the song in your eyes; but she’s floating away, out of reach that’s where she’s gonna stay – she’s floating away…

Goodbye or Goodnight

It might not be too long before the rain comes, he stands and watches as she walks inside.. a perfect 10 she’s gold to him but he’s a 5.. Fate plays its cards and throws him a line, she sends him a smile…

Who you are

Big hair, lip gloss, eye-liner, new hair, new shoes, showstopper.. everyone is looking at you but who you are, they don’t have a clue;

Open Door

He wants more there’s an open door, its just around the corner. Sits and dreams about many things, there’s so much to discover… but he’s half-way to another day and he’s just looking older…


Sean David is a singer/songwriter from Port Elizabeth, South Africa – now residing in the Channel Islands. His latest project “Create Your Own Album” is to be released SOOON.. more info here.

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! 🙂


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Create Your Own Album: It has begun!

CREATE YOUR OWN ALBUM

CREATE YOUR OWN ALBUM

Hey guys. After months of planning we have finally launched the campaign and the My Inspiration videos.  I’m so chuffed how enthusiastic everyone has been and I’m quite excited to see how you all will respond to the Create Your Own Album (CYOA) videos, which will be released every Monday for the next three weeks.

It has been a relatively long journey getting to this point, although I would never have got this far without my support system:  Brett Gieseke, Karla Mülder and Kevin Meiring. I am so thankful for your guy’s attention to detail and time dedicated to this project.  I guess something of this magnitude simply takes a large amount of man-power.

Anything worth achieving in life is tough to accomplish.  It’s going to require sacrifice upon sacrifice.  Working when your mates are out jolling.  Investing your money when you’d rather go travelling.  Watching your expenses.  Picking yourself up time and time again after rejection or failure.  Working when you’d rather be watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones!

It’s important to have a driving force.  It’s easy to work hard at work.  The driving force is clear (deadlines), there are consequences for not consistently meeting your deadlines (you could lose your job) and there are rewards for going the extra mile (promotion).  For side projects, for entrepreneurs, this driving force is not as apparent.  You have to decide what’s going to be your driving force and be accountable to yourself to meet those goals and deadlines you set.

My driving force is 100% to connect with you guys, both personally and through my music.  I want to create music that you will love listening to, while also creating an atmosphere of creativity, involvement and interaction through the CYOA process!

I am so excited for this project to actually kick off and to start this journey together.

Stay tuned for some more crazey antics!


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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

Intro (1/2): And the Dreams Just Don’t Stop!

Face painting EXTREME!

Hey guys!  This is my back-story, neatly pressed into just 2 pages!

Here we gooo!…

So I’ve always had a keen interest in the arts.  I just love being creative!  I remember my childhood days where family get-togethers involved me and my brother taking pencil and paper to our aunt and uncle’s houses.  Armed with a hardcopy book to press on (usually an Asterix digest) we were more than content to doodle away while the rest of the family chatted.

One of my more serious projects involved drawing the concept artwork for a third-person video game that I was set to release, complete with 15-20 pretty interesting characters.  I was about 14 years old at the time, and had big dreams.  And the dreams just didn’t stop…

This was about the age I first picked up the guitar, and roughly the same time my brother had.  We’d always shared key interests with each other and this was no different.  Mom taught us the ropes, having played guitar for a number of years herself, and pretty soon we were off to the races! We began playing from tabs on the net, guitar magazines, and of course at church, where the idea to start playing first entered our minds.

It was not until I started to sing that the passion for music really bit me.  My first memories of singing, were of course at church, singing back-up for one of the worship leaders.  All of a sudden my voice was booming over the PA system and hey, I could hold a tune! I played at camps, youth events and even progressed to worship leader duties.  It felt great that I could lead a congregation in song and of course it was a huge privilege to be serving the church in a way that seemed so natural to me.

Then those artists like Hillsong United and Mercy Me started coming through and we were like “maann, we have to play those songs!”.  They sounded so great that I just wanted to start singing them at each service.  And so we did.  Some were good.  Others were shockingly bad.  After a few failed attempts literally squeaking at the high notes, I realised that I still had a looooong long way to go as a singer! 🙂

… to be continued


 

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!  It’s all here:  www.seandavidmusic.com