A good new song is like a fresh piece of gum. If the gum is really good you chew more intensely. Even tell your friends how good the gum is and you try to obtain it again. A good song makes you want to know more about the artist . You want to find more music about the artist so you can have that first high of listening to the song again. This is how new artist are made. Especially artist that tend to last in this industry. I write songs and produce them. I've been studying the art of a good song for years. It's like gum. You have to write like gum my friend so the listener will want another piece.
The Cori Jacobs Experiment Tikle-Ish
This project is dedicated to the life and drums of Travon potts A.KA. “Tray Drums”. I miss you bro! Why do I feel like I can call you for a gig like right now?
1.Why is this Funky [Dedicated to Tray Drums. Journey in peace my brother]
(Feat. Travon Potts - Drums,
Taiki Tsuyama - Bass, Ash Jangda - Guitar)
This track is dedicated to the life of drummer Travon potts. Tray played drums for my project for years before making his transition. He is featured on this funky, and what jazz heads call, “Playing Out”. The turn arounds on this song
go in the same direction but hit minor 2nd-dissonant tensions through out. Taiki Tsuyama is way funky on this. Old Strings and all. It ends with a blazing guitar solo by Ash Jangda.
2.Tikle-Ish (feat. Jasmine Lee - Vocals,)
The title track is a about the end of a relationship. A friendship is created and a bond is solidified. Lifetime friendships can come from tumultuous times. The first verse talks about being embarrassed but the love is there. It features the sultry vocals of Jasmine Lee and the rap vocals of yours truly. :)
3. The Growth of Tiana Jacobs
We’ve all said things that we shouldn’t have. This is my apology to a family member.
4. Your Africa is showing (Taiki Tsuyama - Bass,
Gorden Campbell - Drums, Joel Van Dijk - Guitar
The big guns are pulled out on this track. Gorden Campbell (Prince, Ledesi, Earth wind & fire and everyone else) is so tight on the drums he makes the programed percussion seem real. Taiki Tsuyama locks with the drums effortlessly in this 4/4 track with 6/8 turn arounds. Joel Van Dijk (Special Forces, Aloe Blacc & producer) nails the guitar solo and extra parts to a “T”. The band made the synth solo at the end so much fun. I am grateful to have such great talent on this project.
I’ve already started the next project. It’s all about the FUNK!!!
I'm a musician/spiritualist
Some of my thoughts are not my upbringing but my experience through life. I'm open to learn so feel free to comment.