Monday, May 20, 2013
I am writing this under the Southern California sun, while contemplating whether or not what I do in the next 6 weeks will ultimately have any meaningful effect on the universe. I have these beats I've made that I think might work for the EP. They're adorable, in the sense of sounding like they were made under a blanket, in a bed, in a cozy dorm room (most of them were), but that could also make them sound unattractively underdeveloped. They're like a girl that's cute, but you don't really want to go near because she's so cute she could probably be 14 still. Or they're like a girl that has potential, but is probably too inexperienced to be in the fulfilling relationship you're looking for. Basically, these girls might not be ready for the deviousness of my experience-stained lyricism. Yet, I might still not be attractive enough to capture the attention of the proverbial "bad (a word which means female dog)", while not even being sure if I want to ("I heard y'all want me to rap like this..."), which leaves me looking for something that can fit as comfortably as possible with what I have to say. Relationship-oriented and borderline "pedophilic" notions aside, I'm more or less saying that I'm insecure about my production, even more so when placed next to the glossy production most are familiar with by way of the mainstream, and I'm insecure about whether or not what I have to say over my production will find a place to stay within folks minds. My choosing to keep this EP entirely original and not go the route of the mixtape rapper could pay off. Maybe I will regret not just rapping on a bunch of rapper's hit singles, or rapping on intentionally chosen obscure productions that aren't my own and calling it a day.
We'll see on July 1st.
All of that internal turmoil aside, I've decided to share some footage that may or may not be entertaining. It's all from last year when I was arguably hiding from you all:
In other news, The Essential Melvin Burch [2009-2012] will be released on Memorial Day. That is, May 27th, 2013. That is, next Monday. It's looking like 12 songs right now, but I may have an anxiety attack between now and next Monday, thus resulting in an altered track listing. Chris Rivera, if you're reading this you should stop reading this and keep working on the cover art.
- Melvin Burch
Friday, May 17, 2013
Welcome to melvinburch.com!
Yeah, I'm a dot-com now. Celebrate with me by pouring up some Mountain Dew.
Lots of news. I'm excited about it all.
1? New EP, July 1st. Consider it the start of my career "reboot". No, the title of the EP is not the title of this post. Yes, the EP is still untitled.
Now, if you didn't notice it at the top, I released this today:
"Naded" won't be on the EP, as the EP consists entirely of my own production. "Naded" just serves as an introduction to my evolved (perhaps activated?) repertoire. Admittedly, it was also my attempt at making pop music with purpose. How'd I do?
"New flows, I got new flows..."
- the ever-lovable Aubrey Graham
2? I'm on YouTube. Like, officially.
I'll be releasing music-related, and non-music-related content on the way to the EP. Home movies, embarrassing freestyles, behind-the-scenes-type footage, etc. I'd love it if you'd join me on this journey towards the EP 'cause it gets lonely in this dorm.
3? I don't really have a third announcement, but people seem to respond better psychologically to things presented in threes, ya' know?
I guess I can tell you all that I'm on Rap Genius, though I probably shouldn't in order to save you the anguish of reading my Byzantine explanations. Here it is, anyway: http://rapgenius.com/melvinburch
You can expect to see a lot of me talking about me on there. I'll have the "Naded" lyrics up soon. There are a lot of fun things to dissect and discover in that song.
Oh, yeah, about my back catalogue of music. It's wiped clean. Deleted it. It's all gone. Not a kilobyte left. And when I did, it activated the kill switch I implanted in all of the copies of the files. Have any old music of mine? Go ahead. Try to listen to it. You'll just hear this:
... But yeah, expect an "Essential Melvin Burch" soon. I might even call it that. Like, a hand-selected 10-15 tracks from 2009 until the beginning of this year. Basically, my greatest hits ever since I first crash landed on this here internet scene. That'll definitely be out before the EP.
But yeah. That's pretty much it for now. I'm excited. Did I mention that?
- Melvin Burch