Better Than The Book passes 1000 followers on Twitter, major updates on upcoming Jabun projects + a heads up for tomorrow's Patreon rewards and 2 new bonus tracks!
Hi everyone and hope you're having a great week so far despite the extended lock-down and all the crazy stuff still going on outside! It's been a super busy and productive one over here at JabunAudio working on a variety of new tunes and sorting out a tonne of upcoming Jabun projects (more on that in a moment). A fair bit of news to share this week so let's start with a celebration!
Firstly in the news, after much hard work and promotion, I'm super happy to report that Better Than The Book just passed 1000 followers on Twitter (right on time for my 30th Birthday tomorrow too)! Thanks so much for all the support especially since Hopes and Dreams was released last year, with a special thanks to all the radio shows and blogs which featured the music and everyone else who helped spread the word (especially the album's PR extraordinaire Meg)! If you're not yet following you can find BTTB on Twitter here, and check out the screenshot below:
Next this week, with not much else to do while on lock-down, I've been super busy composing demos, recording and engineering for new Jabun projects and my oh my has it been a productive time! With almost 2 and a half HOURS of original Jabun demos completed since November last year (not including covers or half finished demos), I'm finally taking a break from composition now to focus on what I've currently got and polish them up for some new releases! As it currently stands here's what's lined up for the near(ish) future (in approximate order though with no timescales just yet):
1) A mystery metal cover song (master audio finished; just artwork, conversions and the admin side of things to do)
2) A 33 minute Jabun "LIVE" album (all recorded, needs final mixing and mastering, then artwork and admin)
3) A 37 minute Jabun studio album (fully composed and well demoed, needs final recording, and all the rest)
4) A ~70 minute Jabun studio (double) album (Roughly demoed, with possible additions to come)
5) A bonus album with alternative versions (eg: instrumentals) from album #4 above
+2 more miscellaneous leftover demos I'll likely release as Patreon exclusive bonuses
And on top of that there will definitely be a Better Than The Book bonus album coming in July too! I'm currently aiming to have projects 1, 2 & 3 out before the end of the year (maybe beginning of 2021 for #3), and more details to come as and when I can share them! In any case it's looking to be an exciting time for music for the foreseeable future and I've still got the rest of the Jabun back catalog to upload to Patreon too! Hope you're looking forward to it as much as I am, and I can't wait to share it with you all!
Finally for this week, a heads up that tomorrow is my 30th birthday and to celebrate I'll be releasing 2 new bonus tracks on YouTube with Patreon exclusive downloads! That also means that tomorrow will have a good few Patreon posts/rewards too. If you're a $5+ supporter, then you've already got access to these tracks, and download privileges will be granted to the $1 patrons at ~9am BST tomorrow too! Come join the fun on Patreon to grab those downloads and all previous rewards for your tier including the full BTTB discography + a tonne of Jabun and other bonus tracks! Hope to see you there:
And that's about it for this post! Hope you're looking forward to the new tracks tomorrow and I'll be sure to share them in the blog post next week. It's certainly going to be a strange birthday this year, and I'm sure the rest of my week will be filled with working on more Jabun projects and other things. Until then, thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio, Jabun, Better Than The Book and all my projects and I hope you have a great week! Stay safe, wash your hands, and take care!
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