This is exactly why I’m extremely leery about joining a group or band. Where do I begin? Jay decides that Lixander, Parsons and Chazz do a song together. Although, I appreciate them lending a favor on a few tracks that I’ve done. It was them adding additional vocals and harmonies. It was really quick and felt good about it. He wanted to see how it would turn out. “I’m not on this one!!” I had to yell about twenty times. Jay talked me into doing it. Lixander and Parsons have great voices and can totally run circles around me. They have octaves for days.
That’s not the reason why I didn’t want to record with them. I didn’t want to spend the entire day working on that one particular song. We were supposed to finish Lixander’s two songs. Those just needed a few adlibs. Parsons came by to lay her vocals on a song I’m working on. I have a few gummy bears and a hit of flowers. I refuse to go back and forth. I’ll be the team player and try to get this done as soon as possible. The beat plays… Lixander begins and the song stops. “Wtf?” Yells Parsons… “You are way off key and this beat is too slow.” Jay reminds her that it’s a ballad. Lixander throws a pillow at Parsons and asks.. “Remember your last performance?” I walked out of room and took a smoke. Although, I was curious to know what happened. I felt it would have made things worse. Jay gives his nephew a look. He tightened up, apologized and it’s take two.
It’s now Parsons turn and she nailed it! I mean she took longer than both of us. I just did adlibs and light runs throughout the song. She had higher notes to hit. Lixander came back at her so hard. That went on for about an hour. I’ll admit that it was funny to watch. They’ve taken their shots at me. It wasn’t on my vocals. It was my facial expressions while recording my parts. Within five hours, we’ve managed to accomplish something pretty cool. I gave them a peace out and went upstairs. I need to get my project completed. Although, we haven’t decided on a release date. I’m just trying to have at least 40 songs by September. Not released, just to have completed.
About two hours later. Jay calls us downstairs to listen to the creation. We looked at each other and laughed. We all sound amazing together. I feel like this should be a one and done. I’ll take my featured credit and go. I started to move to quickly. Parsons suggested that we perform the song together at some point. Lixander doesn’t think that it’s a good idea. I suggest that it gets released on we see what happens. Or, we share a sample on social media. I wouldn’t mind a video. I think that we should each produce a part of it together. Despite the arguments.. We each had creative input on the song. When I mentioned and explained my thoughts. It was an agreement! We had to come up with a name for us. It couldn’t be our individual names . We came up with Love Aliens. Unbelievably, we didn’t argue about it. Thank goodness!! I’m exhausted!!!