I was looking over some photos from last summer; just to remind myself that, unlike this summer, we did actually have warmth. And came across these from a performance at Dundas Square in Toronto. I am posting them below. I had Lisa Michelle do the vocals on some of my songs on the gig, much like this one.
I know that summer officially just started, but I do not remember cold weather lasting so long in my life. And although my memory for weather might not be that great, but my memory for suffering is 😉 I guess that I kind of lump the end of Spring and Summer together because April is usually when the warmth embraces us. It is July and as of last night I was still wearing a light sweater.
The video for On the Level is getting some great attention. A lot of blogs have featured it. I am happy to say that I reached 1000 views earlier today. 1000 views was actually my goal to reach by Sunday, so things are looking good.
I talked to Tom Coyne’s office on Tuesday about mastering my upcoming single, Back Again. I am slated for mastering in July. For those of you who don’t know what mastering is, it could best be described as putting that final gleam on a track. Mastering is what gives depth, punch, clarity and volume to your tracks.
For those of you who do not know who Tom Coyne is, I’ll just say: Maxwell, Adele, Sade, The Roots, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Tribe Called Quest, Destiny’s Child (to name a few.)
I had him master my debut album, On the Level, after the studio I first went with massacred the process.
If there is one piece of advice I can give an artist looking to have their work mastered: have the engineer do one track as a sample before you have them do the whole album.