Lost in a Dream | Dreamy Space Pop

Oh, hi there!

So, yesterday I got one of those emails from the ol’ licensing company saying, “We’re looking for __fill in the blank__ alts… 24 hour deadline.” Now, normally I check these out, and if I have something that sounds like it, I submit what I have. If I don’t, then I just delete the email and move on. But for some reason, yesterday I felt like a challenge. So, I decided to write and produce song that sounded like what they needed!

Was definitely a late night. I also had a full day of work at my day job today, but I was able to finish this up this afternoon and got it submitted just in the nick of time! Fingers crossed I get the commercial placement, but either way, figured I’d go ahead and share it here with you all as well. I give you Lost in a Dream. 

Can you guess the song I’m trying to mimic??? Let me know what you think in the comments.

 

Lyrics:

Lost in a dream
Lost in my dreams
Can’t find my way out
Can’t seem to find my way

Lost in a dream
Lost in my dreams
Can’t find my way out
Can’t find my way

Swallowed down deep into the belly of a beast
Endless surreal landscapes I explore
Can’t seem to find the peace anymore

Gonna take my time
Can’t give you up
You know it’s true
Yes I do

My thoughts implode
My brain is numb
My destiny
I thought I knew

Lost in a dream
Lost in my dreams
Can’t find my way out
Can’t seem to find my way

Lost in a dream
Lost in my dreams
Can’t find my way out
Can’t find my way

Twist and turn
Duck and jive
Can’t find my way out
Can’t find my way out

Twist and turn
Duck and jive
Can’t find my way out
Can’t find my way out

Lost in a dream
Lost in my dreams
Can’t find my way out
Can’t seem to find my way

Lost in a dream
Lost in my dreams
Can’t find my way out
Can’t find my way

Can’t seem to find my way
Can’t seem to find my way
I can’t find my way out
Lost in my dream…

Happy Independence Day! | The Star-Spangled Banner: A Variation on the US National Anthem

In 2016 I made an arrangement of the US National Anthem which won me the Gold Medal in the first event of the 2016 Composer Quest Olympics. I even got a shiny medal made of pixels…

CQO 2016 - 1 Gold Medal

“oooOOOooo…aaaaAAAAahhhh”

As the 4th of July approaches, I’ve decided to remaster the audio and officially release/publish both it and the sheet music of the arrangement! You can get all of it right here on my website today!

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More about the music:

There were a lot of intentional modal and harmonic choices I made throughout this arrangement in order to paint certain moods and emotions to the words, that being said, I’m just going to let you take a listen and decide what it all means to you.

The one thing I will say is that sometimes one of the best thing we can do when things don’t look so “up” is to keep bringing beautiful art into the world and do what we can to hold the space for a brighter tomorrow.

Hope you all have a fun and safe holiday.

Cheers!
~Bryan

Lonely Feedback | A Looping Canvas & Soundscape for Electric Guitar

I always love laying down a guitar loop and then soloing over it. Sometimes the most simple ideas–that seem like nothing to start with–can grow into amazing harmonies and textures once you get a few layers going. This piece is part preconceived and part improvised. I came up with the title after the fact, and I think it really captures the mood and essence of the music. I actually like the title so much that I think I might have to write a concept album around it. Take a listen and let me know you think.

 

 

Until next time,
Bryan

Piano Improv in Db | Just Keep Playing/Writing

With the bulk of the work from my album release completed, and the first single, Precious Air, now live everywhere (you can get it free by signing up for my newsletter here), I find myself inspired and ready to start working on more new music. What else is there to do but continue to create?

Step one for me is always improvising. I try to find the shortest route from my brain to the airwaves and for me, that involves sitting down at the piano and seeing what happens. Hope you enjoy this little improv in Db major.

 

Until next time!
Bryan