EDIT: submissions are now closed, thanks for your submissions!
As you may know, last year I held a crowdfunding campaign to support the release of my very first solo album “Unprecedented“. The campaign was a huge success, and I got to do a lot of really fun things with all of the wonderful people who joined; like for instance, having tea or cooking Mexican dinners 🙂
One of the perks available was a Unique song. The idea was that the person who chose the perk would pick a theme, and I would write a song for them based on it. The idea was a big hit, as I ended up writing nine (9!) songs for some very sweet people!
When I first came up with this perk idea I thought “this is going to be interesting!”. And as I worked on the tracks I realised they were becoming something really special; I fell in love with the songs, I think they’re among the nicest things I’ve ever written! It was so inspiring to share this process with my backers, to forget all the messiness in my own head and focus on their stories and feelings.
I am so happy with the results that, after discussing it with the people in question, I’m planning on releasing these songs in a new solo album. I don’t want to make any decisions about the specifics now, but the album with be most probably acoustic and in the same vein as Unprecedented.
And here is where YOU come in. Since writing like this has been such a beautiful adventure and I don’t want it to end I’ve decided I’m going to write two more tracks this way, meaning I need two more themes to write about! So I’ve started a little contest, to give YOU the chance of coming up with one of the themes of the songs!
How? Simple! Just fill in the form on this page by June 22; I will choose two random winners among the submissions and contact them via e-mail to discuss their topics and write a song about it. If you have subscribed to my mailing list, I will print your name submission twice, so you’ll have an extra chance of winning 🙂
I’m looking forward to writing some more lovely songs together with you!
Lots of love,
AND NOW FOR SOME SMALL PRINT 🙂
- The song will be written by yours truly, on piano and vocals
- Anyone can enter, except the people who I already wrote a song for (hope you don’t mind, guys ;))
- I reserve the right to remove any entries containing offensive topics
- I remain full owner of the songs, meaning I keep all the rights
- Should the collaboration with a winner go terribly wrong (I hope not!), I reserve the right not to include the song in the album
A song about yourself from before Ayreon and through stream of passion right up until now , maybe with a little Rock bluesy vibe.
About being far away from you belong. From a part of yourself.
It could be song about 2 people going different paths in their journey but they both still know that the feelings they shared are beautiful memories that will acompany them through the rest of their lives even when they are with someone else
I really like this idea, is awesome! I’ve sent an email already. Thank for this!
I would be totally into a Song that was Styled like Plain Gold Ring, Nina Simone’s version or Kimbra’s. Except make the Song about your Cat Monkey ❤️.
I would like you to write a love song for your cat 🙂
Apoyo la idea de la canción sobre tu gato <3