lean on me - new original! (2021)

January 08, 2021

Hi hi friends!

Finally shaking off the dust (and the rust) to bring you a new original! It's a simple one encouraging your friend or loved one to lean on you in tough times. You know, because sometimes people are not very willing to show their weaknesses when they are in fact suffering. Maaaaaaaaybe a listening ear or a hug, or just the permission to share about their worries without feeling like a burden would help. 

Since it's a simple, heartfelt song, I just went for a one-take using my iPad rather than the whole mic + video set up (which is in full honesty is very tedious). Then I added subtitles via imovie. My dad says he can finally understand what I'm singing, lmao.

............♡ ...........
Lean On Me 

✨V1✨
you're reason i smile to myself
even on my bad days you help me to turn it around
listen to me talk my head off
when i am going through hell
what would i do
without you
 
so dont hide your worries from me
i can handle honesty

✨chorus✨
so lean on me
when you're feeling blue
you dont have say a thing
i'll be there, just for you

so hold me close
like a burrito
we can conquer the world 
this throne was meant for two

✨v2✨
you're the reason i believe in myself
even on the worst days you help me to turn it around
you anchor me to earth
so i can soar above the ground
i hope you can trust me too

so dont hide your worries from me
i can handle honesty

✨chorus✨
so lean on me
when you're feeling blue
you dont have say a thing
i'll be there, just for you

so hold me close
like a burrito
we can conquer the world 
this throne was meant for two
x2
i love you ❤️
............♡ ...........

notes on lyrics and stuff:
  • Went for a different musical flow as compared to usual though I still kept to bright chords for the relaxed island vibe. 
  • Thought the burrito part was cheesy but it made me laugh so I kept it.
  • Tried a pre-chorus to introduce 'instability', used same idea for the transition from first chorus to the second verse. 
  • Tried expanding the story in the second verse, from the person always cheering you up, to the person being a safe harbour so you can pursue what you want without fear. 
  • I will strive for a more poetic quality next time ^^ That'll be fun. 
  • First released original in a while so I didn't do any fancy vocal tricks LOL. Playing it real safe.  Exploring the lower range though! 
  • Also forgot to take a cover photo. Lols.
Have been studying some new music structures and flow through popular songs. It's really cool and I'll like to apply what I've learnt too in the next project! It's always nice when someone approaches a song in a refreshing manner. It will be so useful if I was a music production wizard too. 

I just realised that I have not posted any new music things since June 2020. Oops.

Got a little bit of video-jitters when I was doing this - you have no idea how musicians on camera want everything to go smoothly. Sometimes you misplay or do something very obviously wrong and have to restart. Again and again. But that's part and parcel of it. 

It's a small project so I'll just wanted to ship it and go to work. Haha. We'll do the full works (music production, better recording) for the next project! For now, I'm happy that I can share some new music content. Hopefully I'll be back with more updates soon! Thanks for sticking around!


Big love,
Skye

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