For the second time I participated at Fawm.org this year. (also did it in 2013) The issue is very simple: 14 songs during february month. A complete album.
It is a hard goal to reach. None of the songs are full finished. This is a kind of songwriter-self-discipline. After this month it is time to see what actually came out of this.
First of all: I didn´t reach the goal this year. Due to moneywork and research tour to Germany. (see another post)
What I do like about fawm is that you push yourself to make new music material. This is not a competition, but very hard self discipline. - And there´s big posibilities to get in contact with other musicians to collaborate. I didn´t even think or actually care about this, until it actually happened this year! Casee Wilson from York U.K. actually wrote lyrics and sing "In the rain." I was so amazed! Definitely this is gonna be a song on my next Elrox album. Have to fix some practical things…
What I do like for myself is that I don´t have to think conceptual. Each song is made there and then. No matter which genre it is. Just what I feel to do, right now. Not everything is good, I have to admit. But the same as last time: Some songs are album material. Even if I made only 11 songs I think at least 4 or 5 songs are future album material. Fixed, mixed and mastered later this year.
I also enjoyed writing lyrics in norwegian on my last song. This became a duet with Helene Fjell we did the last days.
Next year I will do this again. But I will be certain that february schedule is empty. Only concentrated focus.
All my songs here: http://fawm.org/fawmers/engebretsen (will be deleted after a while.)
Comments on this years song:
@timfatchen 4 weeks
Liked the major/minor duality through this, and the solo themes coming in at around 1:00 were magic. And an effective ending, no wimpy fades. Hooray!
Really enjoyed this one! so much electropop/rock ends up uninventive, tedious, harmonically boring. Not this one!