The Elevator Anthem – Amberlin, Lakewood

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This is a very unique post, since it’s not a review, it’s more of an announcement.

Years ago I realized I wanted to make music, but I never really felt capable of doing it.
I always seemed to have a special connection with music and everything around it. It’s a very deep and personal subject for me. Somehow I knew I’d end up doing something related to the art business, whether it was writing, composing, managing or producing for a band.

It turned out to be a little of all of them. I tried to study Musical Production and I lasted a semester, I couldn’t handle the pressure of competition, because for me…music is not about competing.

This year has been all about writing poetry and songs for a project called The Elevator Anthem (comes from Frightened Rabbit’s State Hospital).
At first, I had no idea where I was going with this and I couldn’t choose a single genre or style.
Then I found bands like Lights & Motion, Collections of Colonies of Bees and Endless Melancholy, and it just clicked…post-rock and ambient music are the genres I feel more comfortable making.

So I began the long process of composition, thinking I was going to get it right the first time. And after a year, I realized you can’t demand yourself too much when you haven’t done it before. You have to learn to walk the road at your own pace.

Not long ago, I wrote a few songs that I actually liked and felt were worth the effort. I am now working very hard to finish and record them.

You must be wondering why I placed that photo (I took it years ago) at the beginning, right?
I thought this was the right time to announce The Elevator Anthem’s first official release: Amberlin, Lakewood EP.
I cannot give you a release date, cause I honestly don’t know how long the “writing/arranging/recording/producing” process will be.
All I can give you is a tracklist:
(It might change eventually, but settle with it)
1.- Amberlin Part I
2.- Lakewood, LA
3.- Amberlin Part II
4.- Tenderness

I’m very excited to show you guys the single, but I can’t until next year. I am going to build a home studio in 2014 just for this project.

Thank you for reading (if you made it this far) and sorry for the long post!

Signing off,
Philip Everett

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