Where it’s at, where I’m at...
Hi! It’s Charluxx.
This week I’m going to do things a bit differently.
Every Friday I ramble on about a specific subject.
This week I’m doing an impromptu and off the cuff state of my affairs as a musician, but also as a human being.
As a musician, I’m putting the finishing touches on my album Sexy Funk. The writing and recording process of which began in November 2018. Since then I have written well over a hundred songs. Twenty percent are done. Sixty percent of them have complete structures and are within a day of being done. The other twenty percent are demos that have varying degrees of polish. They each need a good two or three days. Three to four days is the time it takes me to write, record, process and pre-mix a song. I have absolutely no idea how that compares to other musicians. So, wild guess, probably an average time.
As a musician, I’ve so far released four singles, in order: Gravity, Justice, Global, and Destiny. Along with the accompanying instrumental versions of said songs. I’m about to release my fifth single next week.
As a human being, I have worked my little butt off! Saving every bit of money to purchase equipment, instruments, software, plug-ins... and studio mixing time. I have made sacrifices. Also... I've made some Sexy Funk! All in all, I am loving every single minute of making music.
As a human being, the response I got from my friends and most importantly my family... has been mostly complete and total radio silence. Thank you Isabelle, Allan, Deana, Jean-François, Nancy, Tommy for being the exception! To be honest, this lack of support has made me sick to my stomach. I know songs are expensive at one dollar. Supporting friends and family is hard, I know. I accept that. Expectations versus reality.
As a musician, I’m surprising myself. And that is totally cool. But mostly, I’m growing, learning and adapting. I’ve created a unique sound, a new genre, that requires to be discovered. I need to be heard with headphones... set pretty loud. This is feel good music, it was designed to tickle your ears, titillate your brain, move your body and stir your soul. Try it out.
As a musician, I’m slowly making my presence grow on social medias. Starting next week, I’m going to be posting more frequently. On top of my weekly Philosophy Fridays column, I’ll post a weekly video of an upcoming song on Wednesdays. Mondays, will be my artist(s) of the week spotlight. Added to that will be a monthly featured album. I’m really excited about this. It gives me the opportunity to share my influencers and teachers with you. Hopefully it will allow you discover something that was missing from your musical life.
As a human being, I want express my gratitude to everybody that is reading this. I seem to have a few avid readers and followers. If that’s you, thank you so very much! I really mean that. I write this for you.
As a musician and a human being, I am so grateful to be able to pursue my true passion. To be able to envision making a living with my music. To have the talent to deliver... The world better be ready for me. I’m about to make my presence known. Sexy Funk heading your way!! Get ready to groove!
Peace and Love,
p.s.: Say hi!.. let me know who you are in the comments below!