The 3rd and final single from Better Than The Book's upcoming Hopes and Dreams album "(The Travelling To See Eva Song)" comes out TOMORROW + setting and reflecting on more goals!
Hello everyone and I hope you've been having a great week so far! It's been fairly busy over here at JabunAudio sorting various things out, but I've managed for the most part to get all the preparation for the upcoming single and album releases sorted which has given me some time to pursue new and fun recording projects and take things a little easier than I have been which is nice! Everything's just about ready for tomorrow's launch, so let's start this week's news with that!
So first and foremost this week, some more exciting news today from Better Than The Book as the 3rd and final pre-release single from the upcoming Hopes and Dreams album "(The Travelling To See Eva Song)" will be released 6PM (BST) tomorrow! Join the premier on YouTube via the link below and get ready for some skankin' good times with this one; it's undoubtedly the most upbeat and ska track on the record (maybe even in the entire BTTB discography)! For all the Patreon subscribers too, you'll be getting an MP3 / WAV download of the track and more depending on your subscription tier as soon as the track goes live on Friday! More details to come on Patreon tomorrow and I hope you enjoy "(The Travelling To See Eva Song)"!
Check out the other 2 singles "Meteor Shower" and "Artificial Ignorance" and/or pre-order the album on Bandcamp:
Or if you can't wait to hear it in its entirety, then sign up to the $5+ tier on Patreon to get the entire BTTB discography as well as the new album in full before the public release on July 19th now. Enjoy!
Next and finally this week, it's the beginning of another month so let's finish off with the usual monthly reflections and set some new goals for July. Here were the goals for June:
1) Sort the launch/teaser video for when the album drops on July 19th
2) Decide on and sort the $5+ Patreon reward for July 5th (when the 3rd single is released)
3) Start on a new leisurely recording project
And it all looks pretty successful to me! 1) and 2) are done with not much to comment on, and I finished the first full length demo for a new leisurely recording project on Sunday so I'd count that as done too! Still a lot of work left to do on that track and with everything going on it'll likely not be out for a few months, but I hope you enjoy it when the time finally comes! Onto some new goals for July, with the Hopes and Dreams album just around the corner, as well as being away for a week and a few other things, July is looking to be an intensely busy month, so I've just 2 goals to set this time:
1) Release Hopes and Dreams and keep on top of all the promo / press work
2) Try to relax and do some leisurely playing and music projects as much as possible but with no specific targets
I have a whole bucket load of non-musical stuff to do on my to-do list this month, and with the album launch I figured this month is going to be a super busy one so I thought I'd try to take things easy with the goal setting this time. The release date is set in stone for the Hopes and Dreams album so no backing down now, but I think I've prepared as much as I can beforehand to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible, so fingers crossed it all works out great. With regards goal 2), if I can get some more stuff done for leisurely recording projects, then that'd be great, but I'm not going to put too much pressure this time and just focus on relaxing, gathering ideas, playing instruments and having fun. We'll see how it all goes! Wish me luck and feel free to let me know your own goals in the comments so we can keep each other accountable! All the best!
And that about wraps things up for this post. Tomorrow's going to be an exciting evening and I hope you enjoy "(The Travelling To See Eva Song)" when it goes live on YouTube! I'm actually away (but still partially working) for most of next week and the following one, so I'll be aiming to get as much stuff done beforehand as possible, and keeping up with everything I need to while I'm away too, ready for the album launch 2 weeks tomorrow. It's looking to be a very busy time! Until the next post, I hope you have a great week whatever you're up to, enjoy the new music and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio, Better Than The Book and my various projects. Have fun and take care!
Nick Standing; HurpADervish; Jabun!
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