Track 09 "You've Got A Lot to Say" from BTTB's Hopes and Dreams is now streaming, $5+ Patreon rewards are out starting the chill Jabun back catalog with 2012's "Bergamot", a behinds the scenes look at BTTB's "Brighton" for the $10+ patrons + more!
Hi everyone and hope you've been having a great week so far. It's been a pretty hectic time over here (scorching hot too), and I've also been away again for the bank holiday weekend so less than half of the days this week have actually been spent in the studio. The days which have been have been jam packed though and there's a lot to share in this week's post! Before we get into the main news though, I had an unexpected return to Hikarian Animations' Tales of Zale earlier this week which was a lovely surprise! While I can't say anything here at the moment, there's some super exciting things coming up for the project in the future (some of which I'll be continuing to work on for the rest of this week) so keep an eye out for that! There's also some more exciting (and nerve-racking) news to come in next week's blog post but today doesn't feel like the right time to announce it, so you'll just have to wait. With all that mini-news said, let's get into the main stuff for this week and start with another new track from Better Than The Book's Hopes and Dreams album!
Another week; another track, and this time I'm sharing track 09 from Better Than The Book's Hopes and Dreams album, "You've Got A Lot To Say". This track is one of the more serious ones I've written, all about loss and being there for loved ones in hard times. I feel like "I hope you enjoy it" isn't the right thing to say, but I hope you get something out of it at least and take the message to heart. Check it out via the YouTube video below or on SoundCloud and Newgrounds if those are your usual haunts and without further wait, here's "You've Got A Lot To Say":
Purchase the “Hopes and Dreams” album on Bandcamp:
Or grab the full album and complete Better Than The Book discography now when you become a supporter on Patreon:
Speaking of Patreon, yesterday was the final Wednesday of August which means the rewards posts have started up again for the $5+ and $10+ patrons! With the entire Better Than The Book discography (so far) out now, that means it's finally time to start on the back catalog of my electronic / cinematic project: Jabun! Exciting times!
For those of you who don't know, although I've gone by the name Jabun in many places online since my early teen years, I only started releasing music as Jabun in late 2012, at a similar time that Better Than The Book was also starting out. This month, I present to you my very first original track as Jabun - "Bergamot", a relaxing chillstep electronic track which aimed to be as soothing as a nice cup of Earl Grey tea! It's something very different from what you've heard from me so far on Patreon, and I hope you enjoy it as there's a lot more different things coming up in the next few months. Fear not if you prefer my ska punk stuff though as more exciting things from Better Than The Book are already in the works! Become a $5+ patron to download the track now, or wait a week for it to become available to the $1 patrons! If you've yet to hear it, check out "Bergamot" below for a step back into my early days as Jabun, and while I still had a long way to go back then (I still do), I hope you enjoy it:
For the $10+ patrons, I'll be diving deep again into the creation of another track from Better Than The Book's recent "Hopes and Dreams" album, the fun summery anthem "Brighton"! Become a $10+ patron to access that article and many more now! Remember too that you'll gain access to all historic rewards and posts for your Patreon tier too when you become a supporter, and with the new REWARD ARCHIVE tag it's never been easier to catch up with all those posts and music downloads you've missed! I hope you enjoy them, and if you've yet to hear "Brighton" then you can check it out below as well! Enjoy:
With regards the next few Patreon rewards, now that the full Better Than The Book discography is up there, and the Jabun back catalog is being uploaded, I'll be keeping to a mostly 1 track a month reward schedule for a little while until I decide what big project to pursue next, though I'll leave what tracks are to come as a mystery for the moment! I hope you enjoy this other side of my musical personality (which much like Better Than The Book has many sides of it's own too) and thanks as always for supporting Jabun, Better Than The Book and my various music projects on Patreon!
Finally this week, there's not a whole lot more news to report, but it sounds like Better Than The Book is getting some love over on Button Down Radio, which is always nice to hear! Check out the Facebook post below for some more ska radio fun:
And that's it for this post! Next week I'll be sharing the final track from Better Than The Book's Hopes and Dreams album, and what a journey it's been over these past few months. Looks like I'll be busy with some Tales of Zale work for much of this week as well as preparing for some other big news that you'll just have to wait until the next blog post to find out about! Until the final track and the next post, I hope you have a great rest of the week and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio, Jabun, Better Than The Book and my various projects! Enjoy the music new and old and take care!
Nick Standing; HurpADervish; Jabun!
Keep up to date with all of Nick's projects on a monthly basis right here!