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Chosen

Solo ProjectsLate 2020 - (hopefully) Mid 202155:08

Concept album about a person who gets singled out and battles depression.

This is my latest project. It is a work in progress with the following outstanding:
  • some lyrics
  • all vocals (all current vocals are scratch takes)
  • recording of the two solo piano pieces (and redo the first half of the interlude)
  • titles for a few pieces
  • final mixing and mastering

I had a random thought one day. In Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series, there is a member of a group (Rlain) who doesn't get "chosen" by a spren to gain powers, but everyone else in the group does. In the novels, Rlain is still somewhat accepted by his group, but does eventually get ignored as the group moves on to other purposes. This concept album is about what if this happened in a harsher condition. The protagonist becomes completely ignored by their former group, and suffers internally because of it.

This has been the project I've put the most effort into by far in terms of the quality of the recording. I'm also thinking of finding a proper vocalist to record the vocal tracks so I don't end up with a high quality album with... less than stellar vocals.

1.
Prelude in Eb Minor

Andrew Russell

2020

4:48

2.
Stuck As Me

Andrew Russell

2020

4:58

3.
It's My Time

Andrew Russell

2020

8:35

4.
I See the Edge

Andrew Russell

2020

8:14

5.
Interlude in B Minor

Andrew Russell

2020

4:05

6.
No Light

Andrew Russell

2020

4:36

7.
It's Clear

Andrew Russell

2020

7:32

8.
Final

Andrew Russell

2020

8:30

9.
Labour of Love

Andrew Russell

2020

3:50

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