Today is the 26th of March 2017!
Today 'Anonymous Wonderland' is 2 years old.
Anonymous Wonderland was released on this day back in 2015, meaning today it celebrated its 2nd anniversary.
Far from its silver jubilee I know, but it feels like a lifetime ago to me.
So as it has been two years I thought I'd take a trip down memory lane and show you looking the process that brought the E.P to life.
Stick around, it could be fascinating!
THE E.P TITLE
Before it became Anonymous Wonderland there were a plethora of titles thrown around, including Way Down South and Longer to Wait, with the latter being the no.1 contender for a period of time.
Anonymous Wonderland? What does it mean? What is the relevance?
Nothing and none to be perfectly honest. It's just two words that sound good together.
There's a nice rhythm to it, I think.
Go ahead and say it out loud... sounds good eh?
So we had the title, now we needed artwork....
THE album cover
As is the norm in situations such as this, I turned to Amf Armstrong to design the artwork for Anonymous Wonderland. The images above are the the end product, but there were a few draft versions created before reaching this point.
A picture tells a thousand words; so I don't need to say much else.
You can see for yourself what could have been, below.
Anonymous Wonderland is a collection of 3 tracks:
At the time I think I had about 8 or 9 songs that I was working on. It was a time of growth in regards to my songwriting; I was heading towards 30, was having to adapt to a lot of big changes in my life and most importantly...
I had learnt new chords!
I took these new chords, combined them with my new found maturity and life adapting-ness and wallah! Some pretty nifty songs were written. I'm not going to delve into the intricacies of my songwriting process and how the songs were conceived because thats a blog post in itself.
Maybe I'll do that! Hmm, possibility.
So there you have it. Anonymous Wonderland is 2 today.
We have taken a leisurely stroll down memory lane and hopefully learnt something in the process.
I hope you've enjoyed your weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead.
All the best.
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