Another SoundCloud Collaboration, feat. RekOps
As I mentioned earlier, I have been getting involved in some collaboration projects with a few people on SoundCloud lately. The latest one is with this guy….
He goes by the moniker RekOps and is a rapper/producer/beat-maker from Canada. I found his tracks on SoundCloud and loved the chill – almost eerie vibe of one in particular called “Ducking Ambient”. He had mentioned that he was looking to do some collabs with female and male vocalist, so I sent him a temp track for that song and he wrote back saying he was interested. I am so glad we were able to do this, I think it turned out great. I cannot make tracks like the one he made (at least I haven’t tried to) so it is awesome to be able to hear someone else’s sound and connect to it and be able to get a feeling from it enough to write some lyrics down.
The song is very basic – minimalistic in terms of the lyrics – but I really wanted to pull back on the lyrics and let the track shine. We’ve both gotten some good feedback on the track since posting it so that is nice. It is always good to get that, but really….I just like it so much myself. I think that is what matters for everything we do. Is it something we enjoy, something we can stand by and be proud of? We want people to like it – yes…. but, it has to come from a genuine place. When you are doing something you don’t really feel yourself – people will sense it and that is a disservice to both yourself and them. At least, that is what I think, merely an opinion. Anyway, here is the link to the song. If you like it, it would be great if you could leave a comment for RekOps to give him feedback on our collaboration effort. His soundcloud link is http://www.soundcloud.com/RekOps. He also has a link to his facebook on there and several other crazy tracks to listen to. Hope you all have a great week!
Late at night I lie awake here
And think of all the things I’ve done
All my skin and bones will be laid bare
When my secrets cannot hide from the sun
All those times I lied to you,
They’ll never be undone
All the tears I’ll cry for you but
This web won’t be unspun
Oooh, it’s done oooh it’s done
I wish I could go back in time…..
Oooh, it’s done…
Oooh, we’re done…