54: One Year Later

Wow. It’s been one year. ONE YEAR! Holy crap. I know I keep saying this but wow. The album that I have ready to release in June has been waiting for over 2 years to be released and that’s ridiculous. Finally though this thing I call my album is taking shape into something wonderful. WONDERFUL.

The Art Show at which I’ll be selling my album has been moved up to June 2 which will be the release of my physical album which today got a new cover AND an extra bonus track.

I decided that the cover for the physical and digital release are going to be the same except that the physical release has the words “Special Edition” by the “ZW” logo.

Another thing that happened today. I decided that a song that I wrote AFTER I created the final track listing was just too good to miss out of being on my album so I’m going to record that and it’ll make it’s debut on my debut. It’s called “Congratulate You” and I’m excited for it, obviously. That song will be put on the end of the album making it the 12th track overall on the special edition and 10th track overall on the digital standard release.

One more piece of fun. I’m going to be selling the physical album for $10 and $2 of that will go to the Save the Music Foundation. You can visit their website and learn about all the good they do here.

I hope to see you June 2nd and I hope you bring $10 to support both me and a wonderful organization. Remember the special physical edition is limited to 100 copies ONLY so get there quick!!!! ūüôā

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38: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hello all! Hope you had a WONDERFUL new years eve, I know I did! I’m looking forward to putting 2011 behind us and taking 2012 in with open arms.

Looking back on 2011 I realize how many great opportunities I’ve had and how many new experiences I’ve come across.

The most memorable thing from the year, to me, was recording in an actual studio. I got three songs done at Custom Recording Studios in Golden Valley, MN (Shadow, Be Free, and Man). It was a really great experience even though it costed me an arm and a leg.

So many other great things happened in the past year that I’m looking forward to all the even greater things that are going to happen this year. The two things that I want to accomplish this year are:

  • Releasing a full length album (JUNE MY FRIENDS!)
  • Performing live

I’ve never performed live, in fact I’ve only sung in front of two people: my mom, and Jim Reynolds (the guy at the recording studio).

Singing live makes my REALLY nervous but it’s something I’m going to have to do in order to be an accomplished singer. I’m gonna start off maybe at open mic nights or something to ease myself into it.

So moving past all of that, I got this great new microphone that is going to make the sound of my debut album GREAT! I already recorded a demo of “Take It Lightly” at home. That demo will be released on the single which comes out in April!

Since the pictures for the album cover turned out too dark, we’re going to re-shoot tomorrow with the flash on. Hopefully this one works out! I have a vision and I don’t want to change it.

Some details on the album which I think I may have stated before but I’m not sure:

There will be 10-12 tracks on the album which is going to be self titled “Zackery Wilson” and will be physically released in June with the digital release coming a week or so later. The single “Take It Lightly” will be released April 30th. That single will include the album version and the demo version along with the black lettered artwork.

If you head over to the “music” tab in the blog menu you will be directed to my Bandcamp page where you can download the Mental Breakdown EP 100% FREE.

What are you guys most looking forward to this year? Let me know!

Post 35: Something I Thought I Published

Well…. A while ago I thought I had published a post containing gossip and updates but I guess I¬†accidentally¬†saved it as a draft instead of publishing it. So here is post 35:

“Can you say anti-climatic? I can! Yes, my guilty pleasure is antm and for those of you who don’t want to know who “won” don’t read anymore.

So, Lisa’s big “win” was probably the least excited and fake I’ve ever seen someone. Why? Well, rewind a little bit and we learn AFTER production had wrapped someone, namely Anglea, leaked some information so she was therefore disqualified and the final judging had to be retaped. Now, who actually won the series is unknown. It could’ve been anglea but then she was disquaified or it could’ve been Lisa in the first place who jut couldn’t find a second round of happiness in her. Whatever, allison should’ve won regardless. Lisa just wanted the publicity for her music career as La Puchinita whatever that means.

Also, I caught up on my real housewives of beverly hills and all I can say is… “we’re and evolved species!” Good freaking lord tese women are such a mess. My heart goes out to taylor armstron and everthing but jesus, pull it together on camera….. or don’t, cause as we all know, self destructing middle age women fighting with drunk middle aged women brings the ratings.

Moving on, today I recorded a demo of a new song called “Break Though Time” today, right on track with where I want to be!!! :)”

So. End Post 35. Some more updates on top of those updates:

I was planning to get the “photo shoot” for the album cover done this week but my photographer has the flu. So that’s going to be delayed.¬†I also got three songs recorded for demos yesterday and I’m right on track with where I want to be. I want to hopefully have 18 songs to choose from and in the end I will have 11 final tracks on the album. I’m planning to get back into the piano rooms tomorrow so I hope I can create some great new material.

Songs so far:

  • Be Free
  • Rumor
  • Break Through Time
  • Stay With You
  • I Want to Sleep
  • Back of the Room

6 down, 12 to go. More updates soon to come when the album cover is shot! I can’t wait to release this album, it’s long overdue.