8th Oct 2023 23:21 - 9 months ago
Description : I was working on another track that I couldn't get to work and after a couple hours I gave up disgusted and frustrated and just started playing keyboard a bit, for fun.

And then I wrote this.

Because sometimes that's how our creative brains work. Go figure.

Comments (13)

If you have time take a listen and give BaoBou some feedback.

kingmt77 17th Feb 2024 07:29 - 5 months ago
BaoBou! So this one has lovely and heart felt chord progressions. Also it’s easy to love the Tom groove. Guitar is spot on as always. Nice listen.

CINCOCENT 9th Nov 2023 06:18 - 8 months ago
Are you playing all the instruments on here cuz if you are you're one talented man? Also I hear the '80s influence lol the guitar during break was great.
Your voice goes with this vibe but have to be honest your voice says has a specific vibe that it goes with though and me I think it's the '80s style but good work man
BaoBou replied 11th Nov 2023 - 8 months ago
It's mostly mine, but recently I've been adding some samples. Generally whatever guitar/bass/keys/drums you hear are mine.

In this case I played the drums through my midi keyboard btw :D but generally I try to use my electronic drumset.
CINCOCENT 9th Nov 2023 06:16 - 8 months ago
Funny description because I think most of us have gone through that where we working on a project that we get frustrated and move on to the next I actually just uploaded one that I just gave up on the mastering. Let's check this one out
BaoBou replied 13th Nov 2023 - 8 months ago
Yeah we do right? And with our ADD/ADHD and procrastinating, working on a new track to postpone fixing old problems is sometimes just what we needed to create something good.

Btw here's the more polished version:
Micky 7th Nov 2023 16:03 - 8 months ago
Hello BaoBou,
what a beautiful composition. I think it sounds particularly "lively", which is certainly due to your mix. If I may say so, your voice somehow reminds me of Edwyn Collins from Orange Juice (unfortunately long deceased). In general, everything fits together perfectly and overall it is a well-rounded work. I enjoyed it very much.

BaoBou replied 13th Nov 2023 - 8 months ago
Thanks a lot Micky! I love Edwyn Collins... his "Never had a girl like you" is one of my all-time favourites!
Kaaman 20th Oct 2023 21:25 - 9 months ago
Bao, you're doing great! But I will say one thing - More confidence! )It feels like you're a little shy of your singing... This is my personal opinion, I hear so.))
BaoBou replied 13th Nov 2023 - 8 months ago
Thanks Kaaman!
Yes, the singing was shy... I was recording it late at night and didn't want to wake everyone up. The original idea was to re-record the vocals, but in the end I liked most of them. You say shy, I say intimate ;)
Here's the final version:

Final for now anyway, if this makes it to the next album it'll get a complete do-over ;)
midiman007 17th Oct 2023 18:12 - 9 months ago
Wow nice smooth track I like the bass part.
BaoBou replied 13th Nov 2023 - 8 months ago
Thanks a lot! Much appreciated!
dimestop 11th Oct 2023 17:17 - 9 months ago
real smooth Bou, love the guitar opening, well written vocal and a nice delivery too. it sometimes just works like that mate, i use to plan things and get frustrated not getting the results, something then clicks and i go in another totally different dimension and get a surprising result.
now i just put some music anything really, open my daw blank and get creative from nothing. good job as always playing and singing
BaoBou replied 15th Oct 2023 - 9 months ago
Thank you Paul!
I made the opposite journey from yours - I used to simply open a blank Ableton and grab a guitar, but more and more I try to create a structure, start with sort of a goal in mind. It doesn't always work but often I feel it helps to challenge me.
I guess it always helps to do the opposite of whatever you do naturally ;)
Thanks for listening and commenting Paul!
Critical90s 11th Oct 2023 12:23 - 9 months ago
Very smooth jazz track. Nicely done!
BaoBou replied 15th Oct 2023 - 9 months ago
Thank you very much!
Zootman 11th Oct 2023 11:32 - 9 months ago
Excellent song writing, and musicianship too yes. Dreamy track, very well done and am enjoyable last listen before sleep!
BaoBou replied 15th Oct 2023 - 9 months ago
Thank you my friend!
I also wrote it before I went to sleep and the vocals were recorded very low volume with loads of background noise because of this :)
theHumps 11th Oct 2023 05:44 - 9 months ago
I really like the lyrics, nice.

It's great we can use this technology to record our ideas, change them at a keystroke and capture our musical thoughts at any given moment. It's a great tool for the creative music maker.

As far as songwriting, I can come up with more than 10 song ideas in as many minutes with changes and lyrics. Im not bragging but literally, song ideas just pop up in my head once I put that guitar in my hands and I get to work. Freaky in a way but kinda cool how the creative part of the brain works.

Always a good listen!

BaoBou replied 15th Oct 2023 - 9 months ago
Thank you so much Wayne!
Yes creativity is a weird thing. I'm not sure I can create 10 ideas in 10 min, but I've now found a reasonable flow that allows me to go a bit more in depth on tracks but doesn't block me trying to get it "perfect" (that's as good as I can make it, which is extremely far from perfection).

BTW the track that frustrated me last week is the track I uploaded today... so all's well that ends well ;)
secondnature1 10th Oct 2023 09:00 - 9 months ago
Good work as usual BaoBou
BaoBou replied 10th Oct 2023 - 9 months ago
Thank you very much!!
randalld 9th Oct 2023 01:40 - 9 months ago
love everything about this one. the structure is reminiscent of music I don't really hear getting made much anymore. however it feels so original. I'm also a sucker for the type of lyrics your singing, to me -its perfect poetry. great job.
BaoBou replied 9th Oct 2023 - 9 months ago
Thanks man, that's a lovely compliment!

Lovely track you posted today and I'll also give your YouTube channel a visit but that's for tomorrow... gotta sleep now... finally!
crucethus 9th Oct 2023 00:36 - 9 months ago
Ahh the mysteries of creativity, I have learned a long time ago, that sometimes when it doesn't work, another approach with no criteria or design unlocks the creative mind. I always liked Brian Eno's Oblique strategies can also unglue a stuck muse. Cards that will say write a song with the color blue in mind, can really make you reach deep into your creative mind without added pressure of results. So nice tune my friend.
BaoBou replied 9th Oct 2023 - 9 months ago
Cool, I'd never heard of those but I'll look into it! I am a huge fan myself of John Cleese's book & video on creativity. Not there's a specific strategy I wouldn't do, but just to remind me that the frustration we feel is shared even by the greatest creative geniuses.

Thanks for listening and commenting my friend!

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