The 3rd and final single from Better Than The Book's upcoming Hopes and Dreams album "(The Travelling To See Eva Song)" is out, Patreon rewards sent out, various BTTB press features + a FS4Ks dinosaur compilation!
Hi everyone and hope you're having a great time whatever you're up to this week! It's been pretty busy over here sorting out everything for the new Better Than The Book single (more on that in a moment) as well as the upcoming Hopes and Dreams album which releases a week tomorrow! I'm currently away from the studio as I post this, but there's still lots to share in this blog post so let's get straight to the big news for the week, Better Than The Book's new single, "(The Travelling To See Eva Song)"!
The time has come once again and the 3rd and final pre-release single from the upcoming Hopes and Dreams album, "(The Travelling To See Eva Song)", has just been released accompanied once again by an animated visualizer courtesy of the one and only Vladimir Kuznetsov of World Beyond! Cheers again Vlad! Check out the song via the video link below, and I hope you enjoy this lighthearted track about distance, love, and National Rail, featuring BTTB's first organ solo! I'm sure this must be Better Than The Book's most lighthearted and ska track to date! Fun times!
Pre-orders for the Hopes and Dreams album are open on the Better Than The Book bandcamp page, so head over to Bandcamp to pick up a download of "(The Travelling To See Eva Song)", the 2nd single "Artificial Ignorance", and lead single "Meteor Shower", and pre-order the Hopes and Dreams album today:
Or get even more value when you become a monthly subscriber on Patreon! With the new single released, I've just put out another load of Patreon rewards and this time patrons will receive:
$1+ tier - Mp3 downloads of all 3 pre-release singles from the upcoming Hopes and Dreams album.
$2+ tier - Mp3 and WAV downloads of all 3 pre-release singles from the upcoming Hopes and Dreams album.
$5+ tier - The ENTIRE Hopes and Dreams album (artwork, mp3s and WAVs) right now, 2 weeks before the public release on July 19th, as well as press photos for the album launch campaign, lyric sheets, and a behind the scenes photo and story from the album's production too!
$10+ tier - All the above rewards + an in depth look into the making of track 03 from the upcoming album, "And I Fear"! This is also the last chance to get your name / alias included in the special thanks section of the Hopes and Dreams album credits on Bandcamp (as I'll be setting the credits in stone when the album goes out on the 19th) so if that's something you're interested in, act now before the album goes out and I'll add you to the list!
Not only that, but when you sign up, you'll gain access to the entire history of rewards for your tier including the complete Better Than The Book discography (including the One Small Step EP and Two Years On album) + many Patreon exclusive bonus tracks and more! There's never been a better time to subscribe to Patreon than today!
Next this week, some excellent news as the previous single from the Hopes and Dreams album "Artificial Ignorance" has been featured on the front page of Newgrounds.com! If hometowns were websites then NG would surely be mine and thanks so much to NG for the feature! Check out the Newgrounds upload of the track below and feel free to leave a review and rating if you're a fellow Newgrounds user! I look forward to reading your comments!
And moving onto the next single, more cool news as "(The Travelling To See Eva Song)" has been featured on HappyMetalGeek.com! Thanks so much for the feature HMG and nice choice on the picture of me at Nicko McBrain's Drum One in Nicko's kit (drummer of Iron Maiden)! That was a fun day!
And finally this week, I have something special to share with you from Fun Station 4 Kids, an 18 minute compilation of all the Dinosaur Fairy Tales the channel as told so far! I didn't actually do any editing for this one, though it features many animations I've worked on. I shan't spoil which animations are in here, you'll have to check it out for yourself, but I hope you enjoy this compilation of stories from T-Rex and the other prehistoric critters!
That about wraps things up for this week! I'm still away for a few more days, but next week is set to be an intense one with Better Than The Book's Hopes and Dreams album finally being released on Friday 19th July! It's going to be busy I'm sure but I can't wait to finally show you this music I've been working on over the last year! Until the next blog post, I hope you have a great week, enjoy the new music, and thanks as always for supporting Better Than The Book, JabunAudio and my various projects! Hope you're as excited as I am for next week and take care!
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