Been a while, eh? Well, here's your newest newsletter about everything I've been up to and currently working on music-wise, and other stuff. Before I get into it, The Art-Inspired Music Contest is almost over (Sunday is the deadline OMG), so don't miss out: https://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/1011869
You can still buy physical prints of the official A.I.M. artwork @Nalem made for us this year!
Buy Artwork with Text: https://tinyurl.com/y8d4cmx8
Buy Artwork with NO Text: https://tinyurl.com/y8bm6f23
Simple Sight Remastered (and the Album it's on, too)
I always planned on making the remastered version of Simple Sight (as well as the rare version with the 2008 vocals) and the album from 2008 it's on, so you're getting something a bit more rare and not as seen for the 10th Anniversary, "Parallel Universe". It's on my BandCamp, and both versions of Simple Sight are sold seperately! Your support means a lot, so check it out if you want. PS: This will be the last time I mention Simple Sight, ever. This is the nail in that coffin.
Also you can sample the album here if you want an 8-minute preview skimming through the tracks, I'll eventually upload a version to NG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8IJZ69zzNo
Get the album: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/album/parallel-universe-10th-anniversary-remastered-edition
Get Simple Sight (Remastered Instrumental): https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/track/simple-sight-instrumental-remastered
Get Simple Sight (Remastered Vocals): https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/track/simple-sight-vocals-remastered
Enjoy a picture of 16-year-old goth me with the original album artwork (besides the "remastered" part, duh).
New Albums on the Way: Kid Projekt, Piercing Lazer (Progress Update)
For the past 4 years, I've been working on a Piercing Lazer album as a tribute to @Back-From-Purgatory, an amazing musician, rolemodel, and friend, who has inspired my music. It's a concept album that will be divided into 2 parts. No title yet, but hoping for a December release. I'll be looking for a female singer for some of the songs, if she can sing like Amy Lee, or just is a strong singer in general so it doesn't have to be that.
Besides that, currently I'm in the process of finishing instrumentals, talking to Carmen Harris again about taking photos for both album covers. She did the photo for my album The Box Vol. 2: Regeneration, and the Clocks EP with Zoozbuh, so I love her amazing work and working with her.
I recently released a preview of one of the new songs from Part 1, called Set You Free, check it out: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/813403
Also have a visualizer version on youtube, cause it looks cool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPOp-q5L_Es
I'm also working on the second Kid Projekt album. I want to say that'll be done this year, may come before that other album, we'll see how my workflow goes. It's going to be more personal, and @ForgottenDawn is making a beat for the first single, he makes beautiful music. We're working together with ideas on it, though mostly his. I can't wait to hear how it turns out in the near future, not sure when yet.
This album will be more personal, I'm still working on the instrumentals, and lyrics. I want this to be more hard-hitting, more impactful to anyone who hears it. I might be featuring a rapper friend or two on the album. I'm also seeing if my "step-sister", Kaci can sing on a song, and maybe my friend Jackie if she has time. I want this album to uplift people, spread positive messages. It also will feature a song about my grandma, Dana, who passed away a couple years ago. I still miss her.
As some of you know, the last episode came out in November of last year, and for months, I have been trying to get lines for Episode 7, and have been waiting too patiently. I've had to recast twice, but I think this time we've got it. Please welcome Beth Martin as the new Noel Rae, I think you all will love her performance, I certainly do. 7's lines are being recorded as we speak.
7 has been a real hurdle, but once we get past this, most of Season 1's lines are recorded, so I'll be able to breeze through a decent chunk of the next episodes. I'm also looking for a Kickstarter Manager who has experience with a successful campaign in the past, so I can pay everyone for their wonderful work. Here's to hoping. Will keep you posted about that.
Reinvention: My Music Career Autobiography Podcast & Text Series
If you're curious about the history of my music career, and some of my personal stories from my past about what influenced and inspired my music, Reinvention is the podcast series for you. I'm nearing the end of this series as it has about 4 or so episodes left, around that. Maybe 3. We'll see.
If you want to keep up, here's the playlist: https://www.newgrounds.com/playlists/view/f741fd1df5772e6b5a5e5285ca2d01a5
Episode 9 (just posted): https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/813583?updated=1530623137
Part 2 of the text version of my Reinvention series has been majorly updated in a certain part where I forgot to add a few details, in the 2015-2016 section about Pixel Day, NG: Zero Hour, school, and other things. So check that out, I added some stories. I'll be recording about that the next episode of the podcast episode of Reinvention sometime next week.
For now, here's the text version updated: https://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/1010653
That's all for now, and on a side note, I'm shocked at how my views of past Talking Real episodes are still climbing, like woah. The season 3 episodes haven't gotten as much traction, so I'm wondering why, but I might start doing more topics with the series once things cool down a bit. Next post will probably be about the AIM contest results.