66: It’s Late and I Feel Like Posting About Rap Music

So like the title says: It’s Late and I Feel Like Posting. So basically I’ve been getting really into good rap/R&B music. It’s very uncharacteristic of me. But, I feel like a lot of the industry has changed to I like it a lot more. I’m currently listening to Frank Ocean, a new-to-the-scene rapper who sort of, I wouldn’t say became famous because of this, but he gained some recognition for coming out as gay. Which I guess is still considered a big deal but whatever. It’s not like it makes his music any better. You can still be gay and make awful music.

That is my favorite song of his. I don’t really understand the video all that much but I guess it’s cool.

Another rapped I’ve gotten into is Kendrick Lamar. He’s just. He’s pretty awesome if you ask me.

So this is basically all I wanted to share. I got bit by the writing bug yesterday and wrote a few snippits of things that could turn into something. Who knows. That’s as far as I will go as far as updates are concerned. I’m gonna leave you with one of my favorite new songs:

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I can’t believe it’s november already. I feel weird, and I’m cold and I’m not ready to be cold just yet. I’m making this CD, a mix CD for someone and it’s kind of secret but I feel like crying to every song I put on it. Tv is making me cry a lot.

Parenthood, that’s what doing it to me every time. I don’t think there’s been a dry eyed episode so far. see Kristina has cancer. Figures that would be the story line at this point in time. Everything this family is going I feel like we’ve felt those emotions and it just makes it all that more real, again. And then the Walking Dead. Christ, it’s like I can’t catch a break. It’s like they thought “who could we kill that would be the biggest deal in all of eternity?” they knew what would get us all, and how it would happen. Of course. It’s probably good to just be sad sometimes though. It gets a lot of crap out of your system. Here is what dane cook has to say about crying. I don’t think he is funny, and I don’t like him but a friend showed me this and it’s like.. life.

here’s a song for a real good cry for the goddess herself:

I don’t know really what else to say here. I haven’t been writing much but I did find the piano practice rooms in my school. They are a lot nicer than the ones in my high school. I learned how to play “Ride” by lana del rey. I’m super proud of that. I’ll post a video of that when I’m done.

WOOTWOOT! I’m out. See you next time.

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!!!! 🙂

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 29: Wow am I scattered….

Hey guys! Gonna hit you up with some altered plans. The “Demos” album was just too long so I’ve decided to split is up into 2 separate releases. The first is going to be the updated “Mental Breakdown” EP and the second is going to be the long-awaited first studio album!!!! YAAY! The album isn’t necessarily a “studio” album because only 3 of the tracks were actually professionally recorded. However, the remaining tracks are some of my favorites and I cannot afford another session so I’m going to release them. 3 of the tracks were recorded using Mixcraft and the remaining 6 are some of my best songs to date, I think.

So, more information on the releases. “Mental Breakdown” is going to be released on November 15, the original release date for “Demos”. The first studio album, “The Rebels” is going to be released January 10, 2012. Track lists, lyrics, and artwork to come at later dates.